New research published on selective ion exchange membranes
MIT details process to use brine as a resource
Researchers at MIT have published details of a process to recycle brine for use in desalination plants instead of disposing of it.
Hitachi develops cost-reducing adsorption filter
Hitachi Metals has developed a ceramic adsorption filter (CAF) as a pre-treatment for seawater reverse osmosis (RO) systems.
World-first study of brine outfall shows minimal impacts
A first-of-its-kind study of the impacts to marine life of a desalination plant's brine outfall into the ocean has found that the effect on the local ecology is minimal.
Penn State models membrane's internal structure with microscopy
A team of researchers at Penn State university has used the latest in microscopy to model the internal structure of a desalination membrane, seeking to improve the technology.
UT Austin develops hydrogels that desalt water with ambient sunlight
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, US, have developed a technology with gel-polymer hybrid materials that can desalinate water using ambient solar energy.
Rice University team demonstrates one-pass membrane for fracking reuse
Researchers at Rice University have created a superhydrophilic ceramic membrane that can remove 90 per cent of contaminants from the wastewater produced by fracking.
Stanford Uni develops app to help utilities evaluate hybrid water reuse systems
Environmental engineers at Stanford University, US, have developed a new software application that can help urban water utilities to evaluate integrated water reuse and stormwater runoff systems.