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    Despite the war in Syria, science has not stood still. Young ambitious individuals continue to work for the benefit of their country and adapt to war time conditions. A Syrian student at the University of Aleppo designed a simple water purifier that can be easily dispersed to people.

    The invention is necessary as residents of Aleppo suffer from a shortage of clean drinking water due to the current blockade.

    “This purifier is a primitive but effective invention. I used an ordinary aquarium as the water tank, and attached a couple of plastic air valves to its sides,” Muhammad al-Muhammad told Sputnik.

    The process of water purification occurs by metal oxidation, which with nitrate forms a certain reaction. Harmful substances either rise to the top or convert into precipitation.

    As the result, the purifier gives clean drinking water.

    “Ground water, which is necessary to extract in Aleppo, contains nitrate anions that threaten with cancer and anemia,” al-Muhammad explained to Sputnik.

    The cost of one cubic meter of water amounts in 9 USD cents.

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