Yale scientists developing method to distill sea water
August 6, 2017
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Removing salt from seawater to create distilled water is not a new phenomenon.
But using solar power to make the incredibly energy-intensive process potentially viable for a household or a small, remote community is new.
Historically, desalination, or the removal of salt and minerals from water to make it drinkable or usable for watering crops, typically requires a large amount of energy, according to Menachem Elimelech, a professor of environmental and chemical engineering at Yale University. Now however, with a combination of the sun and nanoparticles, Elimelech...