Scientists at Sweden Water Research, ESS and ORNL study Bisphenol A for cleaner water applications

Scientist at Swedish Water Research and ESS are using neutrons at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study how bisphenol A (BPA) interacts with water filters. This project is now hightlighted in American media.

Water filtration is essential to maintaining public health. The ability to see how persistent contaminants like harmful bacteria, micropollutants, and microplastics behave at the atomic scale can enable engineers to make improved filters for more effective water treatment methods.

The European Spallation Source (ESS), currently under construction in Lund, Sweden, is set to open to users in 2023. In preparation, ESS scientist Monika Hartl and her collaborators at Swedish Water Research are using neutrons at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study how bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in plastics, interacts with water filters.

The partners in this project are Alfredo Gonzalez-Perez and Kenneth Persson from Sweden Water Research, and Monika Hartl from ESS.

This project is now highlighted in American media.

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Water dynamics on bisphenol-covered silica as model for water purification filters