Microbial desalination demonstration plant launched for brackish water
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
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.