Dr. Guihua Yu, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has invented a pioneering water filter to tackle pollution. His breakthrough earned him a feature in People news.

Inspired by childhood experiences in rural China where clean water was scarce, Yu aimed to create an affordable solution for millions in need. His invention utilizes solar energy to evaporate water, effectively removing contaminants. Particularly concerning is the presence of plastic particles, harmful to both marine life and human health. Yu's filter, costing less than $2, has been deployed in Uganda and holds promise for wider global use. With potential to scale up for community-level impact, Yu's innovation offers hope for combating plastic pollution in drinking water.

If you're interested in reading more, please check out his featured article on People News: https://people.com/scientist-invents-filter-removes-plastic-particles-from-drinking-water-exclusive-8625060