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Using silica gel to desalinate brackish water

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 …

Hitachi: Energy-saving, low environmental impact seawater desalination system starts demonstration operation in Republic of South Africa

Hitachi, South Africa, desalination, water treatment, wastewater treatment

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Hitachi, Ltd. are engaged in a demonstration project for a seawater desalination and water reuse integrated system in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, known as the City of Durban in the Republic of South Africa. The project has recently started demonstration operation …

Veolia Water Technologies records excellent year in desalination

Veolia, desalination

Veolia Water Technologies, through its subsidiary SIDEM, has recorded an excellent year in the desalination field, notably thanks to three major contracts in the Middle East. The most recent is a contract to engineer and procure the future Umm Al Quwain desalination plant in the United Arab Emirates. Following wins at Rabigh 3 in Saudi Arabia and …

MIT achieves simple, solar-powered water desalination

MIT, research, desalination, water treatment

Tests on an MIT building rooftop showed that a simple proof-of-concept desalination device could produce clean, drinkable water at a rate equivalent to more than 1.5 gallons per hour for each square meter of solar collecting area. A completely passive solar-powered desalination system developed by researchers at MIT and in China could provide …