Study demonstrates desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane
Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable. Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water—seawater—may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water ...
Remote project a proof of concept for eco-friendly desalination
In the past water desalination has been identified with industrial-scale, energy hungry plants but researchers working at a remote Indigenous community In Western Australia have proved portable, solar-powered ...
Can engineered carbon nanotubes help to avert our water crisis?
Carbon nanotube (CNT) membranes have a bright future in addressing the world's growing need to purify water from the sea, researchers say in a study published in the journal Desalination.
New desalination technology could answer state drought woes
Could desalination be the answer to California's drought? As parts of the state become drier, scientists are looking at ways to turn seawater into drinkable water.
Using solar energy to improve desalination process
An Aston University academic has proposed a new process to decompose waste desalination brine using solar energy, neutralising ocean acidity and reducing damaging environmental impacts.
Nutrient-enriched desalinated water more feasible for agriculture
CSIRO scientists say adding nutrients to desalinated water could make the water more financially attractive to farmers.
Citing drought, California town rushes water plant
California's drought declaration has triggered only local limits such as restrictions on washing cars or watering lawns for most communities, but one Pacific Coast tourist town has seized it as an opportunity ...
Desolenator has tech for water independence, looks to 2015 (w/ Video)
Israel solves water woes with desalination
After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before—by doing nothing.
California city looks to sea for water in drought
With California in a drought, the coastal city of Santa Barbara is thinking about firing up a desalination plant that has been in storage for more than two decades.
Simulations point to graphene oxide frameworks potential in water purification
(Phys.org) —Computational modeling has given materials researchers new insight into the properties of a membrane that purifies saltwater into potable water. The resulting technology could help speed up ...
Desalination plant to be built in Gaza
The European Union and UNICEF launched a project Thursday to build a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip to provide 75,000 Palestinians with drinking water.
Novel membrane reveals water molecules will bounce off a liquid surface
Consider the nearest water surface: a half-full glass on your desk, a puddle outside your window, or a lake across town. All of these surfaces represent liquid-vapor interfaces, where liquid meets air. Molecules of water ...
Supplying clean, safe water to a growing world population
The challenge of supplying clean, safe drinking water to an expanding world population comes down to money, MIT economist Franklin Fisher says: We are surrounded by water—it covers 71 percent of Earth's surface—and industrial-scale ...