From Seawater To Drinking Water, With The Push Of A Button

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MIT researchers have developed a portable, easy-to-use, and energy-efficient desalination unit that can turn seawater into drinking water that exceeds WHO quality standards. The suitcase-sized unit cleans water primarily through ion concentration polarisation (ICP), which takes advantage of positive and negative charges to repel salt molecules, bacteria, and viruses. Because it doesn’t require a powerful pump to push water through filters, the desalination unit only needs 20 watts of power per litre of clean drinking water. Read full article here

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