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#FutureTech - Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

Modular, off-grid desalination technology could supply families, towns.

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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Author: RICE University

Publish Date: 28.06.2017

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