Our nanofibers can be potentially used on water purifiers. Prolonged absorption of microplastics, which cannot be removed by boiling water, may lead to cancers, decreased sperm count, and mental and behavioral disorders among children. Water filters available on the market are usually not capable of removing microplastics, since microplastics in drinking water are micron-sized (one-millionth of a meter), making it difficult for most commercial water filters to remove them.
It is highly possible that our patented functional nanofibers, when applied to water filters, would be capable of achieving high water flows and a high rate of reduction of microplastics and other contaminants at the same time. They would be able to reduce contaminants including bacteria, viruses, chlorine, particulate matter (PM) and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and copper.