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Korean Scientists manage to Desalinate Water in minutes

Without much energy and waste

Korean Scientists manage to Desalininate Water in minutes
A diagram illustrating how the new membrane (left) allows less salt to pass through than simpler membranes (right).

A South Korean team of scientists has developed a nanofiber membrane that can filter salt from salt water and convert it to fresh water in minutes. Even after a month of use, the membrane rejected 99.99 percent of the salt without significant energy expenditure.

Previous membrane solutions had to be replaced after just a few days because the membrane’s filtering ability soon deteriorated.

It remains to be seen whether this innovative approach can be scaled up, but given the global shortage of drinking water and the ever-increasing demand, one has to hope so.

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