Microbial desalination demonstration plant launched for brackish water

Amine solvents (top phase) extracting water from hypersaline brines (bottom phase)[PHOTO CREDIT: ROBERT WINTON AND NGAI YIN YIP]

Researchers report new desalination technique for hypersaline brines

A Columbia Engineering team led by Ngai Yin Yip, assistant professor of earth and environmental engineering, claims to have developed a radically different desalination approach hypersaline brines, called: temperature swing solvent extraction (TSSE)

New research published on selective ion exchange membranes

Laura Paltrinieri and co-workers developed a method to prepare functional membranes based on covalent incorporation of a functionalised monomer

Illustration courtesy of the researchers

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.

The CAF is a filter which has porous partition walls coated with an adsorbent material

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.

The University of New South Wales-led research sought to investigate the marine life impacts of desalination

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.

The three-dimensional electron microscopy uncovered the complex guts of desalination membranes

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.

University of Texas at Austin, US, has developed a desalination process using hydrogels and ambient solar power

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.

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