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This water bottle purifies your drink with energy from your steps

Modified water bottle for safe drinking. The electrostatic charges harvested from the body surface exhibit sufficient power density to induce electroporation for disinfection.

Electrostatic charge harvested from the skin of the person holding a newly devised water bottle is used to disinfect the bottle’s contents. Credit: Young-Jun Kim

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Nature 628, 693 (2024)



  1. Kim, Y.-J. et al. Nature Water (2024).

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