TITLE

Desalinating Water

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Science Teacher;Oct2009, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes a water desalination process that uses a source of organic matter as the fuel to desalinate water. Researchers from China and the U.S. have modified a microbial fuel cell to desalinate salty water. Microbial desalination cells have the capacity to remove 90% of salt from brackish water or seawater and generate electricity while removing organic material from wastewater. The study was published in an online issue of "Environmental Science and Technology."
ACCESSION #
44524710

 

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