Navigation Links
Better desalination technology key to solving world's water shortage
Date:8/4/2011

hemical agents are added to the water to clean it and help coagulate this matter for easier removal during a pre-treatment stage. But if a membrane didn't build up organic matter on its surface, most if not all pre-treatment could be avoided, according to the scientist's findings.

In addition, Elimelech and Phillip calculate that a membrane capable of filtering out boron and chloride would result in substantial energy and cost savings. Seventy percent of the world's water is used in agriculture, but water containing even low levels of boron and chloride minerals that naturally occur in seawater cannot be used for these purposes. Instead of removing them during a separate post-treatment stage, the scientists believe a membrane could be developed that would filter them more efficiently at the same time as the salt is removed.

Elimelech cautions that desalination should only be considered a last resort in the effort to provide fresh water to the world's populations and suggests that long-term research is needed to determine the impact of seawater desalination on the aquatic environment, but believes that desalination has a major role to play now and in the future.

"All of this will require new materials and new chemistry, but we believe this is where we should focus our efforts going forward," Elimelech said. "The problem of water shortage is only going to get worse, and we need to be ready to meet the challenge with improved, sustainable technology."


'/>"/>

Contact: Suzanne Taylor Muzzin
suzanne.taylormuzzin@yale.edu
203-432-8555
Yale University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Scientists take a step towards developing better vaccines for bluetongue
2. 2 graphene layers may be better than 1
3. New Biomarkers Study Could Lead to Better Malaria Vaccine Design
4. Better lasers for optical communications
5. Magellan Biosciences and Miacom Diagnostics Team Up to Enable Faster, Easier Identification of Pathogens as Part of Magellans End-to-End Suite of Microbiology Products Designed to Streamline Lab Workflow and Enable Better Treatment Decisions
6. New transistors: An alternative to silicon and better than graphene
7. Reportlinker Adds Emerging Opportunities in Biosimilar and Biobetter Drugs Markets
8. TU scientists in Nature: Better control of building blocks for quantum computer
9. Better batteries from the bottom up
10. Smaller is better in the viscous zone
11. Light on silicon better than copper?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Local veterinary ... in an investigational study of donor stem cells for ... stem cell therapy and has performed clinical stem cell ... study is to determine if a single injection of ... joints can help reduce pain and inflammation in the ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... , Oct. 19, 2014 NextCODE Health, which enables ... genome in real time, today announced the launch of its ... Exchange , at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) ... learn more, sign up and apply for free beta access, ... features and benefits can be viewed here . ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market report defines ... analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated ... million by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate ... through the TOC of the Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market ... provided. It also provides a glimpse of the segmentation ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 19, 2014 The report "Unmanned ... Homeland Security), Technology, Payload, Type & by Geography ... the global unmanned ground vehicle market into various ... of market sizes. The report also identifies the ... impacting it along with the adoption trends. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cascade Veterinary Referral Center Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis 2The NextCODE Exchange: The first global, real-time system for sharing full-resolution genomic data 2The NextCODE Exchange: The first global, real-time system for sharing full-resolution genomic data 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... business of developing high-speed electronic components, it pays not ... of them you will need to use dedicated optical ... Innovations GmbH. The new company, which has just been ... the Max Planck Society (MPG), manufactures specialized mirrors and ...
... , SAN DIEGO and MIAMI, ... and development-stage biopharmaceutical company with a proprietary technology platform ... for the treatment of a variety of disease conditions, ... Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: QBSW), a publicly-traded company with ...
... , PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 18 Covance Inc. (NYSE: ... the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Monday, September 21, 2009 ... of the presentation at www.covance.com . In ... 10 minutes early. , , Covance, with headquarters ...
Cached Biology Technology:Optics made to measure 2Optics made to measure 3Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. and QuikByte Software, Inc. Complete Merger 2Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. and QuikByte Software, Inc. Complete Merger 3Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. and QuikByte Software, Inc. Complete Merger 4
(Date:10/14/2014)... to produce enough food to feed the world in ... of the United Nations predicts that food production must ... a growing global population, and plants are one major ... Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and more—feed humans directly and ... into our knowledge of how plants work to develop ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... – Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have ... Health (NIH) to lead an investigation of Lassa fever ... Africa. The study aims to understand how Lassa fever ... others survive the inflection. , "The ultimate goal ... how Lassa fever virus causes disease and develop new ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... cancer likely takes between 10 and 20 years ... "broad window" of intervention if detected early, which ... predisposition, say Australian clinical researchers. , Dr ... Garvan Institute of Medical Research, analysed medical histories ... 766 pancreatic cancer patients, operated on between 1994 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture 2Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture 3Scripps Research Institute team receives $6.6 million to investigate deadly Lassa virus 2Early detection window when pancreatic cancer is in the family 2
... honored tonight by NJIT for his research, will speak in a ... The event, NJIT,s most important research honor, culminates in the ... webcast will be available to viewers and listeners from starting at ... in to hear and see Grebel from 5:50 -- 6: 15 ...
... The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the recipients ... Gray Award. These Society members will be honored at ... Diego, California. The Emily M. Gray Awardees will also give ... 26, 2012. The recipients are: Edward ...
... along Florida,s east and west coasts, Florida State University ... severely overfished Atlantic goliath grouper, a native species that ... after a 21-year moratorium on its capture while remaining ... three-year study will determine what specific conditions and fishy ...
Cached Biology News:Hear live webcast tonight of top NJIT awardee detailing future of nanotechnology 2FSU biologists fish for reasons behind endangered grouper's comeback 2FSU biologists fish for reasons behind endangered grouper's comeback 3
Glutamate Receptor 5/1a...
Mouse monoclonal [3G8] to MDMA ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) mouse anti-human IFN-alpha2 50 ug...
Dog polyclonal to Porcine Pancreatic Islets of Langerhans Cells ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Tissue / cell preparation (Pig): Sonicated crude membrane fraction of porcine p...
Biology Products: