Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, AU alumnus discovers a new innovation of water cleansing to solve bad water issues

Indian origin scientist Dr. Subhash Chandra Singh who is the former student of Allahabad University has discovered an innovation to purify water which can be operant for a global level water crisis.

Dr. Subhash Chandra Singh who hails from Jaunpur is the part of a team of researchers from the University of Rochester, New York, that has developed a technology that turns a piece of aluminum into a water purification instrument with the help of solar energy.

“In this technology when an element of aluminum reacts with speedy laser light, it turns it into a super-wicking, super-light-absorbing, and a super-water-evaporating layer which slays all the dirt and impurities from water,” said Singh.

Titled as ‘solar -trackable super-wicking-black metal panel for photothermal water sanitation’, this project is developed by a team of eight scientists from the University of Rochester, which includes Singh as an important member.

The research of this team was published on July 13 in an edition of a journal ‘Natural Sustainability’. The funding of this project was given by the ‘Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’, US Army research office, and National Science Foundation, US.

Solar-trackable super-wicking black metal panel for photothermal water sanitation

Talking further about the project Dr. Singh said – “things like Industrialisation, increasing population and climate change have worsened the global water crisis. 1/9th of persons do not have access to pure water today around the globe. Around 2.5 billion people don’t have the facilities of sanitation and every minute a child dies from impure-water- related diseases.”

“So this new technology is going to help the global water crisis and will ensure the people around the world to get pure water,” said Singh.

“This invented device has a potential of purifying water of heavy metals, urea, chemicals, dyes, and bacteria”, said Singh.

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A brief introduction of doctor Singh- Dr. Subhash Chandra Singh hails from village Rajnipur, District Jaunpur. His father is a farmer. Dr. Singh completed his BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. from Allahabad University and currently, he is serving as a scientist at the University of Rochester, USA.

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