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Materials Science Sep 02, 2021

Less salt, more protein: Addressing dairy processing's environmental, sustainability issues

Researchers say the high salt content of whey—the watery part of milk left behind after cheesemaking—helps make it one of the most polluting byproducts in the food processing industry. In a new study, chemists demonstrate ...

Environment Aug 27, 2021

A 1,000-year drought is hitting the West: Could desalination be a solution?

The United States and many other parts of the world are reeling under the impacts of severe drought. One possible solution is the desalination of seawater, but is it a silver bullet?

Materials Science Aug 25, 2021

One student's mission to protect the world's most precious resource

Hooman Chamani, a Ph.D. candidate in Ottawa, is motivated by one thing: To address the global water crisis in an environmentally friendly manner. It may sound simple, but until recently, it was not.

Environment Sep 09, 2021

New estimate makes groundwater, not ice sheets, largest water reservoir on land

New research more than doubles the estimated volume of ancient, salty groundwater stored deep within Earth's crust.

Nanomaterials Aug 27, 2021

Atomic snapshots show fast ion migration in ultra-thin clays

Research led by The University of Manchester has found that ions diffuse 10,000 times faster inside atomically thin clays than in bulk clay crystals. Clays are used in a wide variety of membrane applications, so this result ...

Materials Science Jun 29, 2021

Making seawater drinkable in minutes

According to the World Health Organization, about 785 million people around the world lack a clean source of drinking water. Despite the vast amount of water on Earth, most of it is seawater and freshwater accounts for only ...

Environment Jun 23, 2021

Atmospheric water vapor in the city of Tel Aviv is suitable for drinking

In a first-of-its-kind study conducted at Tel Aviv University, researchers found that water generated from the air in the heart of an urban area, the city of Tel Aviv, complied with all of the strict drinking water standards ...

Environment Aug 11, 2021

Parched Mendocino, California, implores guests to save water

Tourists flock by the thousands to the coastal town of Mendocino for its Victorian homes and cliff trails, but visitors this summer are also finding public portable toilets and signs on picket fences pleading: "Severe drought. ...

Nanomaterials Jul 13, 2021

Developing lactose-free milk with graphene oxide based nano filtration membranes

Over the past years, graphene oxide membranes have been mainly studied for water desalination and dye separation. However, membranes have a wide range of applications, such as within the food industry. A research group led ...

General Physics Jun 22, 2021

Synthetic tree enhances solar steam generation for harvesting drinking water

About 2.2 billion people globally lack reliable access to clean drinking water, according to the United Nations, and the growing impacts of climate change are likely to worsen this reality.

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