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Entries for Oman Young Water Researchers Award now open

30-03-2020
water, awards

Young Omanis who wish to conduct research on water saving and conservation techniques in Oman are welcome to apply for the Middle East Desalination Research Center’s Omani Young Water Researchers Award. Held under the auspices of Diam, the award is designed to recognise young water researchers whose work contributes to advancing key areas …

Using silica gel to desalinate brackish water

27-03-2020
Membrion, desalination, solutions,

Former UW lecturer and chemical engineering graduate student Greg Newbloom and mentor John Plaza developed technology using silica gel to desalinate brackish water. Newbloom and Plaza are now using that technology to power a new startup, Membrion, which aims to increase the ability for water purification at a lower cost. Silica gel is often found …