Reinventing Desalination

On November 16, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. StuebiMany informed observers consider the inadequacy of clean drinking water to be one of the world’s most serious problems. By some estimates, 20% of the human population lacks access to good water supplies. That’s not to say that these people live nowhere near water: indeed, most of humankind lives fairly close to […]

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Low Cost Desalination – Saltworks Breakthrough

On November 3, 2009, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

Canadian firm, Saltworks Technologies, just came out of stealth in relation to their desalination technology, which they claim reduce the electrical energy required for desalination by over 70%. They report they can produce 1m3 of water with 1kW hour of electrical energy, compared to the 3.7kWhr per m3, which is what is currently achievable using […]

There’s water in dem dar clouds!

On August 3, 2008, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

With seawater covering seventy-one per cent of the Earth’s surface, at an average depth of four kilometers, and another 1,000,000,000,000,000 liters of water in the first kilometer alone of the earth’ atmosphere, water could hardly be described as a rare element. Its more a case of ‘water water everywhere and not a drop to drink‘. […]