New type of supermolecule 'hunts down,' removes drugs from water

Pharmaceuticals from human or animal use can contaminate aquatic environment, but new type of receptor can remove them from water.

An academic at the University of Surrey in the U.K. is leading research that has found an effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from water.

The research involves the detection and removal of pharmaceuticals in or from water, as contamination from pharmaceuticals can enter the aquatic environment as a result of their use for the treatment of people and animals. This contamination can be excreted unchanged, as metabolites, as unused discharge or b

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