Spheritech develops a novel biopolymer for removal of lead from domestic water supplies (9th August 2019)
Lead levels in many households exceed legal limits and more importantly it has been reported that many schools in the UK and USA also exceed limits. In a 1993 DEFRA report some UK schools had lead levels of up to 80ppb which exceeds current legal limit 8-fold and one sampling point had lead levels >150ppb. In working to combat this issue Spheritech are developing a range of novel macroporous biopolymers for removal of lead from domestic water supplies in collaboration with the UK water industry. These can be in the form of a cartridge for in consumer households and schools or in a form suitable for large scale removal of lead from source water.