This Water Filter Could Make Seawater Drinkable
This Water Filter Could Make Seawater Drinkable.
Technology may now be on the side of the questionably intelligent kid who always asked "why don’t we just drink seawater?"
in science class.
According to a report published by the journal Nature Nanotechnology, UK-based researchers have created a sieve that is capable of removing sea salt from seawater.
The "membrane," in this instance, was able to inhibit common salt.
"Realization of scalable membranes with uniform pore size down to atomic scale is a significant step forward and will open new possibilities for improving the efficiency of desalination technology," Rahul Nair, professor of material physics at the University of Manchester, revealed in a statement.
"In terms of scalability and the cost of the material, graphene oxide has a potential advantage over single-layered graphene," said Dr. Nair.
This could seriously impact survival as we know it, which means research like this is imperative for additional drinking alternatives.
Video: Extraction Lab Serves America’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee "This is the first clear-cut experiment in this regime.
That’s news we can certainly raise our water glasses to.