Researchers develop method for extracting copper from wastewater

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Researchers have found a way to remove copper ions from wastewater using zinc imidazole salicylaldoxime, or ZIOS, crystals at a rate that is 30 to 50 times faster than current adsorbents. ZIOS crystals are also able to maintain stability for up to 52 days of being submerged in water.

An international team of researchers, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, or Berkeley Lab, researchers, has created a crystalline structure that can trap copper ions in wastewater.
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