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Australian desalination plant attracts fish

December 20, 2019

With growing populations and climate uncertainty, water security is a global concern. Many nations operate desalination plants, which…
Size matters in ion selectivity and energy storage

October 28, 2019

While ions adsorbed on carbon electrodes can vary in size and shape, when it comes to selectivity and…
Georgia Tech Included in Major Water Desalination Research Initiative

October 22, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) has been…
Solar Desalination

September 30, 2019

Competition aims to expand the utilization of non-traditional sources of water, ensure water security in the U.S. and…
A new way to generate solar steam for cleaning water and reducing waste

August 22, 2019

Strategies for purifying water abound, but they tend to require lots of energy. Scientists at Argonne are exploring…
Clean water—Sunny desalination

August 2, 2019

A new method developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory improves the energy efficiency of a desalination process known…
Steam Generators ‘Grown’ on Natural Materials could Help Solve Looming Fresh Water Crisis

June 26, 2019

Discovering new and more efficient methods of harvesting fresh water from non-potable sources is becoming more and more…
Waves to Water

June 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office invites you to submit your ideas to develop wave…
‘Hot spots’ increase efficiency of solar desalination

June 19, 2019

Rice University’s solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its…
New passive seawater desalination method is twice more efficient than current ones and is likely to improve even further. Image courtesy of the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Torino.
New Seawater Desalination Method to Prevent Looming Water Shortages Estimated to Affect Billions of People

January 16, 2019

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, massive water shortages could affect almost 2 billion people around…
3D electron microscopy uncovers the complex guts of desalination membranes

September 18, 2018

Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3D models provides unique insights into the inner structure…
First proof of hydrogen-bonded water wires could lead to better desalination

March 28, 2018

Approximately 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, but only 2.5 percent of that is…
Carbon nanotubes worth their salt

August 27, 2017

Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Northeastern University(link is external), have developed carbon nanotube pores that can…
New Mexico firm uses motion of the ocean to bring fresh water to coastal communities

July 7, 2017

Hurricane Katrina whipped up huge, powerful waves that caused severe destruction in 2005 along the U.S. Gulf Coast.…
Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

June 21, 2017

A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from…
Wave-powered Off-grid Desalination System

November 4, 2016

An American startup EcoH20 Innovations is looking to turn seawater into drinking water using only the motion of…
Nanopores could take the salt out of seawater

November 19, 2015

University of Illinois engineers have found an energy-efficient material for removing salt from seawater that could provide a…
Improved Polymer Membranes May Simplify Desalination, Reduce Cost

October 21, 2015

With worries about a worldwide water crisis looming, the process of turning salty water into drinking water, long…
Toward cheaper water treatment

July 16, 2015

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” produces a lot of wastewater. Drilling one well requires millions of gallons of water…
Team demonstrates desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

March 26, 2015

Less than 1 percent of Earth’s water is drinkable. Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available…
Getting the salt out: electrodialysis can provide cost-effective treatment of salty water from fracked wells

October 21, 2014

The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for…
Sun-powered desalination for villages in India

September 8, 2014

Around the world, there is more salty groundwater than fresh, drinkable groundwater. For example, 60 percent of India…
The power of salt: power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater

August 20, 2014

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy,…
Study shows forward osmosis desalination not energy efficient

July 24, 2014

In a recent study published in the Journal of Membrane Science, MIT professor John Lienhard and postdoc Ronan McGovern,…
UTS research makes desalination cheaper and greener

June 23, 2014

A new cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly method of desalination that could use up to 80 per cent less energy…
Novel membrane reveals water molecules will bounce off a liquid surface

March 17, 2014

Consider the nearest water surface: a half-full glass on your desk, a puddle outside your window, or a…
Great leap forward in the race to fix global water crisis

July 4, 2013

There is a huge global demand for clean water, with poor sanitation and water scarcity causing around 768 million…
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