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Old 06-21-17, 07:56 AM
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Using solar power to distill freshwater from salt water

Could be an amazing breakthrough...

http://news.rice.edu/2017/06/19/fres...olar-energy-2/


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A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water into fresh drinking water. The desalination system, which uses a combination of membrane distillation technology and light-harvesting nanophotonics, is the first major innovation from the Center for Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT), a multi-institutional engineering research center based at Rice University.
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...scaled up test bed of NEWT’s direct solar desalination technology uses carbon black nanoparticles that convert as much as 80 percent of sunlight energy into heat. Results from an earlier prototype showed the technology could produce as much as six liters of freshwater per hour per square meter of solar membrane.
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They invented evaporation!
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This looks pretty amazing.
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Old 06-21-17, 06:11 PM
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They invented evaporation!
Yeah this is probably expensive. They just filter the salt out by pushing it through a polymer filter
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