Water and air are the two main driving forces of nature. Unfortunately, as the Earth becomes more and more populated, air and water sources are becoming polluted. Marta Bojarska, a postdoctoral researcher in technical chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen, recognizes this reality and has turned to filters made of reactive nanoparticles to provide a solution. Bojarska and her research team have created specially synthesized nanoparticles that work to break down harmful pollutants in the air and water. Bojarska’s efforts are the first to try to tackle pollution with nanoparticles on a semi-industrial scale in Poland. This technology could have a disruptive impact in stopping the encroachment of pollution on Earth’s scarce resources.