How to Pull Water Out of Thin Air, Even in the Driest Parts of the Globe

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by

Scientists have developed a device that can suck water out of desert skies, powered by sunlight alone. They hope that a version of the technology could eventually supply clean drinking water in some of the driest and poorest parts of the globe. The device is based on a novel material that can pull large […]

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Greening industry, saving water in North Africa

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by

Igor Volodin introduces a programme demonstrating the benefits of adopting best available techniques, cleaner production technology, and appropriate environmental management and accounting practices Green industry is an approach that realizes the potential for industries to decouple economic growth from excessive and increasing resource use, thereby reducing pollution and generating additional revenues. It foresees a world […]

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Solar-Powered Device Can Pull Water Out of Thin Air, Even in Deserts

Posted on Friday, April 14th, 2017 by

As a worldwide water crisis looms, engineers have invented a solar-powered harvester that can pull water out of thin air—even in dry, desert environments. A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley have created a device using a specially designed metal-organic framework (MOF) capable of pulling liters of water […]

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Treating wastewater wastes energy, but it doesn’t have to ?

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by

Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. A 2013 study by the Electric Power Research Institute and Water Research Foundation reported that they consumed about 30 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, or about 0.8 percent of the total electricity used in the United States. Wastewater treatment’s high energy footprint is ironic because the organic […]

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Desalination Breakthrough Turns Seawater Into Drinking Water

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by

  Turning seawater into drinking water just became more feasible. Scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK have developed graphene oxide membranes with holes small enough to filter out salt. The sieves represent a technological breakthrough in the effort to make desalination more efficient and affordable. Graphene oxide membranes have been […]

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Engineer creates a device capable of producing drinking water in the desert

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by

Spanish inventor, Enrique Veiga, has created a machine that condenses water from the atmosphere into drinkable, filtered water. The machine runs on the same amount of electricity a domestic washing machine would use and condenses the water to 30 degrees Celcius at a relative humidity of 17%.  The water is filtered and stored for use […]

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Transformable water bottle supports clean drinking water projects

Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 by

Replacing single-use drink containers with a reusable bottle not only cuts down on trash and problems like plastic pollution in the ocean, but it also reduces the amount of new resources and energy needed for the manufacturing process. The water bottle company Dopper it taking that concept a step further, with their Cradle to […]

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How to make a difference with used shoes

Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2015 by

Waterstep train people in developing countries how to use safe water solutions like water purification, health education, and well repair, empowering communities to take care of their own water needs for years. They believe that the best solutions to water problems are rooted in simple tools and effective training. “Water is the first step to achieving […]

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Unique Charger That Runs On Water

Posted on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by

In an ever more power-hungry world, two billion smartphones, tablets and similar devices are sold every year. More and more of them have powerful 64 bit multi core processors, consuming so much energy that they seldom make it through the day without being recharged several times. The difference […]

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DIY solar water pump takes aim at global water crisis

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by

With some 800 million people around the world suffering from the lack of safe drinking water every day, and an estimated 6 to 8 million people dying from water and sanitation related diseases, many of them young children, it’s high time for a sustainable water pumping solution, […]

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