Scientist discovers way to extract clean drinking water from tree bark

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(NaturalNews) One of the biggest nutritional problems facing the planet today is the availability of clean drinking water. In fact, according to some estimates, close to 800 million people do not have regular access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year from a water-related issue such as dehydration, sanitation or hygiene-related causes.

With that latter statistic in mind, if it was possible to remove the dangerous, harmful bacteria from drinking water, that would be tremendously beneficial for global health. And while there are technologies to do that, they are cost-prohibitive.

That may be about to change, however.

Rohit Karnik, a scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, thinks he may have a solution — an inexpensive way to clean up water — according to a report by National Public Radio (NPR).

Works like plants filtering water

Karnik is a mechanical engineer who works on water technologies, and…

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