About 97 percent of the earth’s water is found in seas and oceans, yet only a fraction of the world’s potable water comes from desalination of seawater. The looming water crisis drives the search for efficient, cheap and sustainable desalination techniques to recover potable water from seawater. In a new …
So far, there’s been plenty of water in the oceans and seas, but that’s salty and undrinkable. Oasys Water, a company specialized in desalination, comes with a solution to the scarcity of water in some regions and also cuts the costs for producing it.
A new approach to generate electricity comes from engineers from Europe’s northern countries of the Netherlands and Norway. They want to use the difference between salty and fresh water through osmosis in two different manners and say that their solutions could suffice the entire world’s energy needs. The New Scientist joined them both in an interesting case study.
Saltworks Technologies reported that they can produce 1 cubic meter of fresh water using just 1kWh compared to 3.7kWh per cubic meter achievable using reverse osmosis.