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Can Modular Desalination Provide Cheap, Clean Water and Demand Response Too?

August 29, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Modular Deslination

The process of desalination isn’t nearly as energy-intensive as it was just a decade ago, thanks to new reverse-osmosis plant designs and nano-structured membranes that have drastically improved the energy efficiency of turning salt water into fresh water.[read more]

Steam from the Sun

July 22, 2014 by Energy @ MIT

Steam and New Materials

A new and innovative material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure, which consists of a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam, is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water.[read more]

Texas Firm Wins Approval for Wave-Powered Desalination Plant

June 1, 2010 by Tim Hurst

SEADOG can be used for desalination or as stand-alone renewable electricity generators One of the biggest problems of large-scale water desalination plants is that they require tremendous amounts of electricity to operate. There have been breakthroughs in desalination technology that have drastically reduced the amount of energy...[read more]

An electricity generating desalination process ?

August 23, 2009 by Big Gav has a post on research into using microbial fuel cells to desalinate water - Penn State discovers new electricity-generating desal process. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and China have discovered a new desalination process that has a triple cleantech benefit. The process cleans wastewater, generates...[read more]