Topic: Desalination

Chemists Work to Desalt the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

June 27, 2013

[caption id="attachment_40911" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A prototype "water chip" developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with a startup company."]water chip, Electrochemically Mediated Seawater Desalination[/caption]

By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques. The new method requires so little energy that it can run on a store-bought battery.

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University of Texas at Austin, IBM Collaboration Helps Develop Water Purification Technology

April 2, 2009

IBM Corp. recently announced it had developed a novel membrane technology that filters out salts as well as potentially harmful toxins such as arsenic from water while using less energy than other forms of water purification.

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New Chlorine-Tolerant, Desalination Membrane Hopes to Boost Access to Clean Water

July 22, 2008

A chemical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a team that has developed a chlorine-tolerant membrane that should simplify the water desalination process, increasing access to fresh water and possibly reducing greenhouse gases.

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