Australia has deployed a system that simultaneously uses tidal and wave action to produce power and desalinate water. If feasible, the system can be an pervasive and non-invasive solution for coastal communities. 17 more words
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MIT Technology Review reports on a massive reverse osmosis desalination plant in Israel, that produces 20% of the country’s drinking water at much lower costs than traditional desalination.
Source: MIT Technology Review
By looking at the recently announced Desalination Prize Semi-Finalist by the desal prize: http://www.securingwaterforfood.org/blog/2015/2/10/introducingthe-desal-prize-semi-finalists
Seems clear to conclude that the future of research in water desalination is taking a new path, and this new trend points towards the use of electricity to provide the water desalination; what makes think this is the right path is the fact that three out of six semifinalists are using an electrical approach in their innovations, and to me it makes a lot of sense to pursuit the desalination using an electrical potential, let me explain. 352 more words
Is Desalination a feasible answer for all of our water problems we face in the world?
Throughout the history of humanity technology had played a significant role finding solutions for these types of challenges, and this time is not different, but first a major technological breakthrough is needed to overcome the major drawbacks desalination has in order to be a feasible answer for the crisis. 428 more words
It’s in your clothes and your food, the appliances in your home and the electricity that powers them. It’s in television and the Internet and the air. 255 more words