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Researchers Develop Filter Coating That Traps Bacteria And Viruses

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August 7, 1998
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University Of Florida
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When 26 children became ill after swimming in a kiddie pool at an Atlanta water park earlier this summer, health investigators said it was because low chlorine levels failed to kill harmful bacteria in the water. A coating developed by University of Florida engineers and biologists might have prevented the June accident by enabling the pool's filter to trap the E. coli bacteria -- one of many possible applications for the coating, the researchers say.

Writer: Aaron Hoover, ahoover@ufl.edu


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