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Tag: desalination

Ultrathin graphene-oxide membranes used to filtrate water

New ultrathin membranes have been tailored so that all solvents pass through without compromising their ability to sieve out the smallest of particles. Previously...

Indian students win industry water prize

A national team of students from India have won the Xylem Water Prize 2017. Presented at the 14th annual International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)...

Cape Town begins site preparation for desalination plant

The site preparation for the Monwabisi desalination plant, one of Cape Town’s seven desalination projects, has started, as part of the efforts to help...

New project enabling food production in harshest climates

The Sahara Forest Project (SFP) launch station has been opened outside Aqaba, a port city in Jordan. Part funded by the EU and Norwegian...

Water security urgent priority in Middle East and North Africa, says...

The inadequate supply of water and sanitation is costing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region around US$21 billion per year in economic...

How big is the distributed energy opportunity for water and wastewater...

By Steven Kenway* Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as...

When is desalination the right choice?

Jonathan Andrews spoke to a select panel to break down some of the more common controversies surrounding desalination, and asks if water scarcity can...

H2O minus CO2: How mitigation and money savings are driving emissions-free...

By Bill Hinchberger* Consider the catch-22 for Pacific islanders. They lack sufficient freshwater to meet growing demand. While desalination could boost supply, each plant’s energy-intensive...

Hong Kong pursues renewable water sources

A new hydroelectricity plant will open next year in Hong Kong to be followed by construction of the city’s first desalination plant as leaders...
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