Water:

Seawater turns into freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology

A study conducted at Politecnico di Torino and published by the journal Nature Sustainability promotes an innovative and low-cost technology to turn seawater into drinking water, thanks to the use of solar energy alone.

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  • EurekaAlert!
  • Date:01/08/2019

Seawater to freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology

According to FAO estimates, by 2025 nearly 2 billion people may not have enough drinking water to satisfy their daily needs. One of the possible solutions to this problem is desalination, namely treating seawater to make it drinkable.

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  • Date:12/19/2018

A water treatment breakthrough, inspired by a sea creature

Inspired by Actinia, a sea organism that ensnares its prey with its tentacles, a team of researchers has developed a method for efficiently treating water. The research, a collaboration of the labs of Yale's Menachem Elimelech and Huazhang Zhao of Peking University, used a material known as a nano coagulant to rid water of contaminants.

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  • Date:11/29/2018

Carbon neutral solution for desalination: Tapping into geothermal sources

Water shortages are hitting some areas of the world hard, and with increasing global temperatures, more regions may be experiencing drought conditions. Countries such as Saudi Arabia rely on desalination plants to provide drinking water to their residents, producing 5 million cubic meters of desalinated water per day.

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  • Date:11/12/2018

An ingenious way to bring clean water to a slum

Gangs control the water supply in much of Nairobi's Kibera slum. This is how one man used an innovative idea to take them on and bring clean water to the residents.

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  • Date:10/16/2018

How recycled water could revolutionize sustainable development

By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8 billion people.

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  • Date:09/26/2018

This metal material quickly removes pollutants from water at little cost

Scientists in Australia have come up with a cheap metal alloy capable of stripping impurities from contaminated water. The metal can latch onto impurities and greatly hasten the process of removing pollutants from water at a fraction of the cost of existing approaches. The new invention could have great implications for industries such as textile production and mining.

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  • New Atlas
  • Date:09/20/2018

These plants can quickly filter toxins from water

Want cleaner drinking water, free of toxins and contaminants? Mother Nature’s here to help. A number of studies have come out over the past year looking at the role different plants could play in remediation.

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  • Date:09/12/2018

Engineered sand could remove nasty toxins to produce drinkable water

Water is one of our most underappreciated resources. For people with steady access to this life-giving liquid, it’s absence can seem like a distant dystopian nightmare.

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  • Date:09/10/2018
OPTIMIST MAGAZINE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

The Future of Water

Water is our world’s most precious resource and essential to everything we do. No matter who we are, where we live, or what we do, water connects us all. It nourishes us. It cleans and sustains us. Put simply, we ARE water. Water is the defining issue of our time—it has been steadily rising as a top-of-mind concern for community, business, and political leaders across the globe. In fact, the World Economic Forum identifies water crises as one of the greatest risks we face in this…

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  • Date:09/07/2018
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