The new study finds that the filter has the potential to help filter out pollutants from rainwater.
“Rainwater filters are not effective in capturing particulate matter.
We have found that they do not have an effect on the amount of particles that enter the filter,” said Suresh Thakkar, the study’s lead author and a researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy at Pune University.
The team also found that the filtration system also does not interfere with the water’s ability to move around the filter.
“It works in the same way that it does in a regular home water filter.
The filter can absorb the water but does not get in the way of the water moving around the filters,” said Thakker.
“If it gets in the filter, then it gets filtered out.
But if it gets stuck, then the water is still filtered.”