Friday, March 31, 2023

Drinking water

New wood-based technology removes dye pollutants in wastewater

It can combat the widespread problem of toxic dye discharge from the textile industry.

Loofah-inspired hydrogel uses sunlight to purify contaminated water

It could potentially purify enough water to satisfy someone's daily needs, even when it's cloudy.

Scientists uncovered the distinct biogeographical patterns of bacterial communities and ARG

Understanding of ARG distribution in inland waters with emphasis on drinking water supply reservoirs.

An innovative, low-cost seawater desalination device unveiled

The new technology can help provide clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

Newly created hydrogel tablet can rapidly purify contaminated water

One tablet can disinfect a liter of river water and make it suitable for drinking in an hour or less.

Filters from tree branches to purify drinking water

Prototypes tested in India show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.

The neuroscience of thirst

Real-time signals from the body to the brain help regulate the sensation of thirst.

New technology uses sunlight to turn seawater into drinking water in 30 minutes

It provides an energy-efficient and environmentally-sustainable solution for desalination.

New solar-powered desalination system with a record efficiency of 385%

Such a system could potentially enable an efficient and low-cost water source for off-grid coastal areas.

A simple device can reduce rates of child diarrhea

An automatic chlorine dispenser installed at shared community water points reduces rates of diarrhea in children. The researchers hope the technique can improve uptake by providing good-tasting water and avoiding the need for behavior change.

Utilizing solar energy to bring clean drinking water to remote areas

Utilizing solar energy and nanoparticles to make saltwater drinkable, scientists from Yale and Rice University have built up a framework that could conceivably be...

World-first graphene-based filter to improve the quality of drinking water

UNSW researchers have built up a world-first graphene-based, lab scale filter that can expel over 99% of the omnipresent regular natural matter abandoned amid...

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