A new material, NanoCeram Nanoalumina Fiber

A new material, developed by a research team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo.; Argonide Corp., Sanford, Fla.; and the Design Technology Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk. It is the first fiber to perform bioactive filtration. NanoCeram Nanoalumina Fiber eliminates pathogens from water or other fluids, and has applications in chemisorption of heavy metals and bone tissue engineering.

To make NanoCeram Nanoalumina Fiber, developers use a sol-gel process to produce a white alumina powder…

See http://www.rdmag.com/Awards/RD-100-Awards/2002/09/Fibers-Filters-Microbes-Metals/