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 ...

Research offers new desalination process using carbon nanotubes

A faster, better and cheaper desalination process enhanced by carbon nanotubes has been developed by NJIT Professor Somenath Mitra. The process creates a unique new architecture for the membrane distillation process by immobilizing ...

Researcher devises new solar pond distillation system

Ecosystems of terminus lakes around the world could benefit from a new system being developed at the University of Nevada, Reno to desalinate water using a specialized low-cost solar pond and patented membrane distillation ...

Video: The chemistry of whiskey

Derby Day is around the corner, and with it comes big hats, horses with funny names, and bourbon. The latest episode of Reactions celebrates the chemical process of distillation that makes bourbon and other whiskey varieties ...

Squeezing every drop of fresh water from waste brine

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions. The system will alleviate water shortages in arid regions and ...

Desalination to secure water in the desert

Murdoch University researchers are working with the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) on an innovative project to secure water supplies in desert communities.

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