Natural nanomaterial could be boon to economy of rural Pakistan

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Montmorillonite clay is an abundant and versatile natural nanomaterial. Formed of aluminum oxide sheets sandwiched between layers of silica, montmorillonite is prized for its tremendous absorption and antimicrobial properties, including by those in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and water purification industries. Some scientists even believe that the mineral was crucial to catalyzing the primordial reactions that gave rise to the first life forms on earth.

Now, a recent study suggests that the same mineral could help breathe life into the economy of rural parts of Pakistan.

Period16 Jun 2020

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