The country which is in advance of the rest of the world in chemistry will also be foremost in wealth and in general prosperity.  – Sir William Ramsay (Nobel Prize laureate in 1904)

The sole purpose that knowledge serves is to empower individuals so they can create the future. A team of researchers led by Dr. Tanay Pramanik and Dr. Richa Gupta from the Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University (LPU) recently developed a cost effective and eco-friendly solution that can permanently eradicate the hardness of water. The team of research scientists showcased this Bio-filter and filed a patent for this great invention.

“Creation is the end result of true learning” quoted Pro-Chancellor Rashmi Mittal on this successful completion of the project initiated by the Research Wing.

Hard water is a problematic issue for millions globally, the high concentration of minerals causes household implications. Hard water is not just a natural phenomenon – it’s a health issue that can affect the population at large. According to the International Journal of Preventative Medicine, constant exposure to the density of minerals in hard water can be hazardous to those who consume it. High levels of calcium and magnesium can cause several health problems along with affecting various organs. Various methods are being used for the conversion of hard water by both small and large scale industries which only provides a temporary solution. The soluble Magnesium Sulphate in hard water is the main cause for its nature and it requires lab conditions and chemical analysis to convert into soft water. Such practices were only possible on an industrial level as they are very expensive and that has deprived the domestic market of any such facility.

LPU scientists have proved that using commonly available natural substances that are abundant in nature, hard water can be converted into soft. The provisional patent number of their application for innovative research is 201711025361. The anticipated LPU scientists are proud of the bio-filter as it will tremendously bring down the cost of expensive gadgets. The implementation of this invention could be of social service too! The expansion of this idea is huge and could practically make a difference in diverse areas of the economy.