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By Anna Bisaro
The New Haven Register 

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...

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