Search results for seawater desalination

Materials Science Oct 08, 2020

The Marangoni Effect can be used to obtain freshwater from the sea

A study conducted at the Politecnico di Torino, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, presents a solar desalination device capable ...

Materials Science Sep 29, 2020

Researchers use membranes that remove salt from water to help 'split' sea water into fuel

The power of the sun, wind and sea may soon combine to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel, according to a team of Penn State researchers. The team integrated water purification technology into a new proof-of-concept design ...

Materials Science Jul 29, 2020

New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without A/C

Air conditioning and other space cooling methods account for about 10% of all electricity consumption in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials ...

Nanophysics Jul 28, 2020

Discovery will allow more sophisticated work at nanoscale

The movement of fluids through small capillaries and channels is crucial for processes ranging from blood flow through the brain to power generation and electronic cooling systems, but that movement often stops when the channel ...

Nanophysics Sep 11, 2020

Regulating the absorption spectrum of polydopamine

Polydopamine (PDA) is an advanced functional material and its emergent light absorption properties make it crucial for applications in materials science. However, it is challenging to rationally design and regulate PDA absorption ...

Nanomaterials Sep 21, 2020

Carbon nanotubes developed for super efficient desalination

Membrane separations have become critical to human existence, with no better example than water purification. As water scarcity becomes more common and communities start running out of cheap available water, they need to ...

Materials Science Jun 27, 2013

Drinking water from the sea: Electrochemically mediated seawater desalination in microfluidic systems

(Phys.org) —A new method for the desalination of sea water has been reported by a team of American and German researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie. In contrast to conventional methods, this technique consumes little ...

Materials Science Oct 05, 2012

A more affordable, accessible material for seawater desalination

There are vast quantities of seawater available; drinking water, on the other hand, is in scarce supply. Desalination plants can convert seawater to drinking water. Yet these plants require pipelines made of a special kind ...

Engineering Feb 29, 2008

Dutch University Tests Windmill for Seawater Desalination

A traditional windmill which drives a pump: that is the simple concept behind the combination of windmill/reverse osmosis developed by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands. In this case, it involves ...

Environment Mar 02, 2016

Groundwater from coastal aquifers is a better source for desalination than seawater

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined that saline groundwater from coastal aquifers is a better alternative water source than seawater for reverse osmosis (RO) desalination due to reduced ...

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