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SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

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SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

Nanomodified sugarcane bagasse can ‘clean up’ water contaminated by copper or chromium
SDG 6, SDG 9
Nanomodified sugarcane bagasse can ‘clean up’ water contaminated by copper or chromium

Hybrid material made from magnetite nanoparticles sticks to contaminants and can be removed from water by a magnet. The technique can be adapted for use in removing synthetic dyes, drugs, hormones and pesticides.


Novel water decontamination method combines low-cost composites and solar energy
SDG 6
Novel water decontamination method combines low-cost composites and solar energy

A simple and affordable solution developed by researchers at the University of São Paulo and a Nigerian collaborator eliminates even multi-resistant bacteria. Clay, papaya seeds and banana peel are among the raw materials used by the group.


More than 70 million Brazilians may face water shortages by 2035
SDG 6, SDG 13
More than 70 million Brazilians may face water shortages by 2035

Water shortages cause economic losses for industry and agriculture, among other sectors, as well as damage human health, warns a report issued by the Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.


The Tietê, São Paulo State’s main river, is filtered by dam reservoirs while crossing the territory
SDG 6
The Tietê, São Paulo State’s main river, is filtered by dam reservoirs while crossing the territory

Reservoir cascade steadily improves water transparency by retaining matter in suspension that affects light absorption, as measured by a study conducted in Brazil.


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