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Tag: Water Purification

MIT: New Method Removes Micropollutants from Water

A team of MIT researchers has developed a new way to clear pollutants from water, even when present in extremely low concentrations. The system uses a novel method, relying on an electrochemical process to selectively remove organic contaminants such as pesticides, chemical waste products, and pharmaceuticals, even when these are present in small yet dangerous …

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Lund University: Solar cells help purify water in developing countries

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a water purification plant that provides clean water far beyond the reach of the electrical grid – thanks to solar cells. With the help of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, these small and portable solar cell stations have now been placed across rural Bangladesh.  

TED: 4 Ways We Can Avoid a Catastrophic Drought | David Sedlak

As the world’s climate patterns continue to shift unpredictably, places where drinking water was once abundant may soon find reservoirs dry and groundwater aquifers depleted. In this talk, civil and environmental engineer David Sedlak shares four practical solutions to the ongoing urban water crisis. His goal: to shift our water supply towards new, local sources …

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Using solar power to purify water

For nearly two years now, members of the remote Mexican village of La Mancalona, have operated and maintained a solar-powered water purification system engineered by researchers at MIT.