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 ...
Dead Sea, Red Sea plan raises environmental hackles
A plan to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea could save it from total evaporation and bring desalinated water to thirsty neighbours Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians.
Jordan to launch 'first phase' of Dead Sea canal
Jordan said on Monday it plans to build parts of a project linking the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea that would supply the parched country with desalinated water.
Improved water purification technology reduces SWaP, logistics burden
Military vehicles don't run without fuel—and warfighters don't run without water. As little as a six to eight percent water deficit can be debilitating. As a result, military logistics plans must take into ...
Alarming new climate forecasts show why desal so vital for Australia's future
New climate forecasts warn of ten per cent streamflow losses into Melbourne's catchments and 25 per cent losses for South-West Western Australia.
Holding the salt: Graduate student works to improve water filtration, desalination
"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink," English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote of the anguish felt by sailors on being surrounded by undrinkable water when faced with thirst.
Thames Water, 2OC will deliver power from London's fatbergs
Key find for treating wastewater on World Water Day
A newly developed membrane used to separate waste from water could become key in the treatment of pollutants ranging from acid mine drainage to oil-containing wastewater, as well as in processes ranging from desalination ...
Researchers report major advance in using sunlight to produce steam without boiling water
(Phys.org)—Rice University scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. The new "solar steam" method from Rice's Laboratory ...