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Chemical Twofer: New Filter Will Extract Valuable Metals and Create Clean Water

Darren Johnson, a professor in the UO’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Materials Science Institute, is working on a new, ultraporous filter material that not only would strip neodymium and ytterbium out of briny, hot, underground water that’s increasingly being tapped to generate electricity in geothermal energy plants but also allow them to be recovered and used. Read more at University of Oregon's website.