Graphene could help reduce the energy cost of producing heavy water and decontamination in nuclear power plants by over one hundred times compared with current technologies, University of Manchester research indicates.
Graphene can be used to help turn contaminated water into safe drinking water - desalination. Graphene based membranes can be modified to have a lot of tiny pores or spaces, meaning harmful molecules can be blocked or filtered out.
Filtering dirty water into clean water in real time is one of the potentials that graphene holds for the future of technology.
Narrated by Dr Yang Su.