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Treatment of the Padlock

By Dorothy Cheng

Though the aesthetic results of conservation treatments are extremely important, conservators are equally preoccupied with the stability of vulnerable objects on a level not always apparent to the naked eye. 1,073 more words

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Alternative method of Solar Desalination could provide drinking water to Indian Villages

Such moderately salty water is not directly toxic, but it can have long-term effects on health, and its unpleasant taste can cause people to turn to other, dirtier water sources. 273 more words

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What about Desalination during the Drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. 698 more words

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Amid Record Drought, Massive Southern California Desalination Plant Nears Completion

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KPIX 5) — Under the bright Southern California sunshine, several hundred construction workers are building a pipeline to what may soon  be thought of as the state’s biggest drinking fountain, the coastline. 330 more words

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Chile: Sea Water Consumption for Mining Grew 81% during the Past Two Years

There are more and more mining companies starting building its own desalinization plants in order to overcome the fresh water limitations. In 2011, the copper mining used 713 liters per second (L/sec) of sea water –taking into consideration salty water as well as desalinated water – while on 2013 the industry used 1,287 L/sec, meaning a 81% rise according to Cochilco (Chilean Copper Corporation) data. 251 more words

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The benefits of hybridising electrodialysis with reverse osmosis

In a recently published paper in the Journal of Membrane Science, Prof. Syed Zubair, Prof. Lienhard and I reported on how the cost of achieving high purity water with electrodialysis, an electrically driven technology, can be reduced through hybridisation with reverse osmosis, a pressure driven technology. 374 more words

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Dr. Carmalia Sophia Receives CSIR's Inspiring Young Woman Award

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) granted the ‘Inspiring Young Woman’ award to Dr. Carmalin Sophia at the CSIR campus in Chennai last month. 366 more words