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Solar Panel Provides Drinking Water

Written by , on April 14, 2017

Zero Mass Water has developed a “drinking water solar panel” which extracts water vapor from the air and condenses it into drinking water using electricity generated by the solar panel.   Read more »

Graphene Sieve Removes Salt from Seawater

Written by , on April 4, 2017

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.  Read more »

A Shocking New Approach to Desalination

Written by , on November 30, 2015

A team at MIT has come up with an innovative approach to treating salty, brackish or contaminated water to make it usable by using an electrically driven shockwave within a stream of flowing water. The shockwave divides the stream into two regions which are easily separated.  Read more »

Simple, Cheap Method of Desalinating Seawater

Written by , on October 9, 2015

Researchers from the University of Alexandria have developed a cheaper, simpler and potentially cleaner way to turn seawater into drinking water using materials that can be manufactured easily and does not rely on electricity.  Read more »

Water You Can Eat

Written by , on September 5, 2015

The London-based Skipping Rocks Lab has developed an edible alternative to plastic water bottles. Americans alone use approximately 50 billion plastic water bottles each year. Only 23% of these are recycled leaving 38 billion to decompose – a process which can take centuries. The new form of packaging, called Ooho!, is described by its makers as […]  Read more »

Lake Chad – Linking Climate, Water and Terrorism

Written by , on February 23, 2015

The changes in the lake have contributed to local lack of water, crop failures, livestock deaths, collapsed fisheries, soil salinity and increasing poverty throughout the region. All of this has turned the region into a hotbed of tribal violence and terrorism.  Read more »

Quick, Cheap Removal of Arsenic from Water

Written by , on November 5, 2014

An Associate Professor at the University of Florida has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter arsenic from water. Arsenic is one of the most common environmental pollutants, affecting millions of people worldwide.  Read more »

Students Make Water Purifier from Chip Packets

Written by , on September 16, 2014

Adelaide engineering students have developed a simple water treatment system using foil chip packets and glass tubing.  Read more »

Becoming “Water Neutral”

Written by , on March 11, 2014

A number of companies and other organisations around the world, including CocaCola and Sainsbury's, have announced that they are striving to achieve "water neutrality". But how can a company like Coca-Cola, whose business is selling water, be water neutral? The term "water neutral" seems to suggest that the company is seeking to have zero net […]  Read more »

Low Cost Water Purification

Written by , on March 3, 2014

Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana have developed a technology that uses sunshine to clean water by harnessing UV radiation to kill microorganisms. Other water purifiers have used UV rays in the past but the Purdue team is aiming for a lower-cost solution for developing countries.  Read more »