Environmental engineers have developed a porous gel riddled with silver nanoparticles which is capable of creating potable water swiftly and conveniently by killing off hazardous pathogens.

The gel was created by a team of material scientists and environmental engineers from both Singapore and the United States who were prompted to pursue its development through reports of the difficulty that survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami experienced in obtaining clean, potable water immediately following the disaster….