Filter may be a match for fracking water

A new filter produced by Rice University scientists has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations ...

Tailor-made membranes for the environment

The combustion of fossil energy carriers in coal and gas power plants produces waste gases that are harmful to the environment. Juelich researchers are working on methods to not only reduce such gases, but also utilize them. ...

Buckle up for fast ionic conduction

ETH material engineers found that the performance of ion-conducting ceramic membranes that are so important in industry depends largely on their strain and buckling profiles. For the first time, scientists can now selectively ...

Space brings fresh water to Morocco

Recycling waste water and urine into drinking water is not only for astronauts – the same method is now treating groundwater for a school in Morocco.

Tests prove electrolytic cells are stable at 850 degrees

Siemens researchers have demonstrated the long-term stability of ceramic electrolytic cells that are used to produce hydrogen. The results represent a step in the development of new energy storage systems. The use of electricity ...

Getting more from groundwater

By 2050, around 4 billion people will be living in countries with water shortages. Innovative techniques are urgently needed to squeeze every drop from the resources available, and a team of European scientists believes it ...

Better oxygen extraction attracts commercial interest

Developing highly efficient ion transport membranes for the extraction of oxygen for industrial and medical use has earned a team of Curtin University scientists first prize in the university's Commercial Innovation Awards.

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