It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
reply to post by daskakik
That is why we move the process around a bit, making the smallest atom fit through the final wall in the final box.
We can also add more or less boxes, have you heard of IBM moving single atoms to create a film? We can achieve this if we can move an atom. All we need is "scientists"
In addition to desalination, the Perforene membrane can be tailored to other applications, including capturing minerals, through the selection of the size of hole placed in the material to filter or capture a specific size particle of interest. Lockheed Martin has also been developing processes that will allow the material to be produced at scale.
reply to post by Bleeeeep
Imagine a system consisting of 4 boxes. Each box is welded together end to end on the top, sides, and bottom, end to end. At the beginning of the first box there would be a mixture of gasses, say we have nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, and helium. We pump the mixture into the first box. Where the first box meets the second box we have cut the shape of the molecular or atomic structure of nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen. We push the psi up enough to push them through the holes we cut and the helium atoms bounce off. Then we repeat the process in the second box, removing nitrogen, then the third removing hydrogen and finally in the forth box we have only oxygen, the gas having been sorted into separate components. Does this make sense?
Is this a new phenomenon, the finding of pharmaceuticals in public water supplies?
No. Low levels of pharmaceuticals in the water supply have been a concern for a decade or longer, says Sarah Janssen, MD, PHD, MPH, a science fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental action group.
"Ever since the late 1990s, the science community has recognized that pharmaceuticals, especially oral contraceptives, are found in sewage water and are potentially contaminating drinking water," Janssen tells WebMD.
Concern among scientists increased when fish in the Potomac River and elsewhere were found to have both male and female characteristics when exposed to estrogen-like substances, she says. For instance, some fish had both testes and an ovary, she says.
Scientists starting looking at the effects of oral contraceptives first, she says. "Now analyses have expanded to look at other drugs," Janssen says.
Technology has made this research easier, says Suzanne Rudzinski, deputy director for science and technology in the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Analytical methods have gotten better and we are able to detect lower levels than ever before."