Desalination: A pinch of salt
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How salt water is purified to create fresh water
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Graphene Can Improve Desalination Efficiency by Several Orders of Magnitude, Can Do Pretty Much Anything

Graphene Can Improve Desalination Efficiency by Several Orders of Magnitude, Can Do Pretty Much Anything | Desalination: A pinch of salt | Scoop.it
Graphene. It can be stronger than steel and thinner than paper. It can generate electricity when struck by light.

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Desalination Technique Using Graphene Sheets Improves Permeability and Efficiency

Desalination Technique Using Graphene Sheets Improves Permeability and Efficiency | Desalination: A pinch of salt | Scoop.it
Using computer simulations, engineers at MIT have developed a new graphene-based desalination system that uses sheets of graphene with precisely sized holes, improving permeability and working hundreds of times faster than current techniques at the...

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New desalination process uses 50% less energy | MINING.com

New desalination process uses 50% less energy | MINING.com | Desalination: A pinch of salt | Scoop.it
Siemens announced "ground-breaking technology" that can desalinate water using 50% less energy compared to the next best available process.

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Desalination Methods

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Reverse osmosis accounts for 80% of desalination plants. Thermal accounts for the other 20%.

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Ecology Law Currents: Seawater Desalination: Climate Change Adaptation Strategy or Contributor?

Ecology Law Currents: Seawater Desalination: Climate Change Adaptation Strategy or Contributor? | Desalination: A pinch of salt | Scoop.it
Angela Haren Kelley* [ Click Here to Comment ] [ download PDF ] While droughts and water supply challenges have plagued California for decades, climate change will increase the strain on California’s water management system.[1] Seawater...

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Solar-Powered Desalination Plant Brings Clean Water To Navajo Nation - Revmodo

Solar-Powered Desalination Plant Brings Clean Water To Navajo Nation - Revmodo | Desalination: A pinch of salt | Scoop.it

Some 80,000 people in the Navajo Nation in Arizona may soon have access to much-needed clean water after 20 years of severe drought in the region.

 

While Arizona’s biggest aquifer sits directly under their land, it is nearly 400 feet from the surface and not suitable for drinking or domestic use. Because it is full of salt and polluted with arsenic and uranium, Navajo families must drive hundreds of miles away to get potable water.

 

“It is an expensive and time-consuming journey that has become part of the Navajo way of life,” said Kevin Black, a Native American affairs specialist for the Bureau of Reclamation. Thankfully, scientists at the University of Arizona, along with the help of the Bureau, have come up with a solution that will work by using the power of the sun ...

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