Chemists with the University of Texas and the University of Marburg have devised a method of using a small electrical field that will remove the salt from seawater. Incredibly this technique requires little more than a store-bought battery. Called electrochemically mediated seawater desalination (EMSD) this technique has improved upon the current water desalination method.
This “water chip” method “could bring relief to millions around the globe who lack potable water.”
This method “is much simpler and consumes less energy than other forms of desalination.”