Topic: Richard Crooks

Turning seawater into drinking water

Feb. 10, 2016
Desalization Chip

By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at UT Austin have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that uses less energy and is simpler than conventional techniques.

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Headliners: Ocean Water, Hold the Salt

July 26, 2013
Headliners: Ocean Water, Hold the Salt

UT researchers made news with a desalination "water chip" that could give millions access to drinking water. Check out this media hit and other recent headlines.

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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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Origami meets public health with the oPAD

June 1, 2012
Origami meets public health with the oPAD

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents, Report Chemists

March 8, 2012

Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents a pop.

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