University of Texas Chemists Work to Desalinate the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

Published: Jun 28, 2013

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By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques. The new method requires so little energy that it can run on a store-bought battery.

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