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Magnetic springs help break down microplastics in the ocean

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  • Carbon nanotubes coated with nitrogen show promise as a tool for removing microplastics from water.
  • Shaped like springs and implanted with manganese, the nanotubes also have magnetic properties.
  • Researchers still need to confirm if they can break down all different kinds of microplastic particles.
  • Additionally, the breakdown byproducts could be collected and recycled.
  • The ultimate goal would be to repurpose plastic contaminants into food for algae growth.

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