Major Breakthrough in Desalination Easily Generates Drinking Water from the Sea

Major Breakthrough in Desalination Easily Generates Drinking Water from the Sea

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algal_bloom.jpgConcern over access to clean water is no longer just an issue for the developing world, as California faces its worst drought in recorded history with water deficits that can’t keep up with population growth.

Researchers at UCLA may have found a way to help alleviate the problem with their new mini-mobile-modular (M3) “smart” water desalination and filtration system.

Though the system is compact enough to be transported anywhere in the back of a van, it can generate 6,000 gallons of drinking water per day from the sea, producing enough for 6,000 or more people.

(Continue reading in today’s Science Daily)

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