Researchers from the North Carolina State University demonstrated that it’s possible to remove certain dyes from water, and that the polymer can be recovered and reused.

“Dyes are used everywhere, including in the textile industry, as well as in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paper, leather and even in medicines,” said Januka Budhathoki-Uprety, lead author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science at NC State.

The findings offer a new potential method for cleaning wastewater after use by textiles, cosmetics or other industries. Read the full news post here.