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This Indian Architect Created An Algae Wall That Purifies Polluted Water Without Harmful Chemicals

Shneel Malik has created a modular wall system using algae and ceramic tiles which are supposed to purify pollutants from water. She is an Indian architect and a doctoral candidate from the Bartlett School of Architecture. Indus (the filter) contains ceramic tiles that are lined with microalgae and hydrogel taken from seaweed. It is found to be effective in purifying water. Algae are known for their natural cleaning properties. Making use of this, Shneel created ceramic tiles having leaf-like capillaries. She used microalgae for the project. When water is passed through these tiles, the pollutants contained in the water are absorbed by the microalgae, thus leaving the water clean. Read more....

 

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