Monthly Archives: October 2018

Sudanese Plants Show Promise in Removing Heavy Metals

According to an article printed in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, three Sudanese medicinal plants may have the ability to remove heavy metals from water. Ethanol extracts were taken from the local and common plants moringa, bulrush, and Egyptian lemongrass and used to treat water contaminated with one of four common heavy [...]

Filtering Out Heavy Metals Using Gallium

Australian researchers have discovered a way to filter toxic heavy metals from water using aluminum and gallium.  According to an article published in Advanced Functional Materials, when a piece of aluminum is added to the core of liquid gallium at room temperature, layers of aluminum oxide are quickly produced at the surface of the gallium.  [...]