Jul 26, 2019 09:05 EDT / First of all, Nano and microplastics in treated water. That’s basically in the tap water we are drinking. So today we have a posing potential threat to planetary and human health.

Stockholm, Sweden, JULY 26, 2019 – Bluewater, a global leader in water purification technology and solutions. They are calling for urgent new strategies to tackle plastics pollution. Because after a UK university study revealed water treatment processes exacerbate plastics. They help to break down microplastics into nanoplastics.

The study by a team at Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) in conjunction with Surrey University in the UK. They said that the presence of nano and microplastics in water had become a major environmental challenge. Thereby posing an emerging threat to both aquatic ecosystems and human health.

microplastics in treated water

Mr. Rittri said it was deeply concerning that the Surrey University research found water and wastewater treatment processes actually break microplastics down into nanoplastics. That’s what would have potentially catastrophic consequences for the wellbeing of future generations.

Dr Ludovic Dumée, who co-led the study, noted there had been a substantial amount of work on nano and microplastics pollution but how they interact with water and wastewater treatment processes had not been fully understood.

Finally, the research by Dr Dumée, PhD candidate Marie Enfrin and Dr Judy Lee. All from Surrey University’s Department of Chemical and Process Engineering. The report published as: ‘Nano and microplastics in treated water and wastewater treatment processes. So origin, impact and potential solutions’ in Water Research are needed.

In conclusion, Bluewater innovates, manufactures and commercializes compact water purifiers. All for residential, business and public use. This spirit harnesses the company’s patented reverse osmosis technology to remove virtually all pollutants from water. Most noteworthy that’s including microplastics, lead, bacteria, pesticides, medical residues, chlorine and lime-scale.

Source: Blue Water Group, New study reveals increased threat from microplastics in treated water