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A one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air at Rice University

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NSF-funded NEWT Center aims for catalytic converter for nitrate-polluted water

Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water.

Map of U.S. nitrate and nitrite pollution

Many areas of the United States are at risk for nitrate and nitrite contamination of drinking water due to overuse of agricultural fertilizers. Credit: USGS

The research is available online in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Catalysis... Read more at the original article