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Bioinspired Strategies for Water Collection and Water Purification

  • Bharat BhushanEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 279)


Fresh water sustains human life and is vital for human health. There is enough fresh water for everyone on Earth. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise. It is estimated that more than 800 million people do not have access to clean water and over 1.7 billion people are currently living in river basins where water use exceeds recharge.


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  1. 1.Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio/Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLBB)The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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