posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 12:03 PM
New tech; thin sheets of Molybdenum DiSulfide with nanopores filters salt out of water much more efficiently than other known methods.
***Molybdenum disulphide coupled with nanopores could be that solution. While desalination isn’t a new concept, the efficiency gains with this kind
of new material – both in terms of the energy required to make the filtration work, and also the cost of keeping a desalination system running –
could make a world of difference when it comes to processing large amounts of seawater.
“Finding materials for efficient desalination has been a big issue, and I think this work lays the foundation for next-generation materials,” said
Aluru. “These materials are efficient in terms of energy usage and fouling, which are issues that have plagued desalination technology for a long
now we need a cheap high-volume energy source