Hyderabad varsity scientists get patent for water purifying

A team of faculty and research scholars of the University of Hyderabad has got a patent for having developed a water purifying agent.

Scientists at the varsity developed nanometric silver particle embedded polymer thin films with wide applications, including anti bactericidal action, a press release from the varsity said.

The team developed the simple and economically viable methodology for purifying drinking water, it said. The group had obtained the patent on April 26 from Patent Office, Government of India. Also, the agent can be used repeatedly, allowing simultaneously its monitoring using spectroscopy and microscopy.

Professor T P Radhakrishnan from the School of Chemistry and Professor Aparna Dutta Gupta from the School of Life Sciences at the university along with their students have developed the purifying agent, the release added.


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