New material lays waste to mercury pollution

Researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, have claimed a breakthrough in dealing with mercury pollution – a brand new, dirt-cheap, non-toxic polymer that literally sucks mercury out of water and soil.

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Flinders student Max Worthington and Dr Justin Chalker with the new polymer

The dark red material, developed by Flinders’ Dr Justin Chalker, is made from the industrial waste products sulphur and limonene and turns bright yellow when it absorbs mercury.

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