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New Tech Makes Seawater Safe To Drink

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Published on Jul 10, 2013

Access to clean drinking water is a huge problem in the world, and leads to millions of deaths a year. Scientists have tried to work on the problem, finding ways to make water otherwise unsafe to drink potable. There's a the membrane technique-- but it's very expensive and not a viable option in water-stressed areas.

There's a new idea from the University of Texas at Austin in the form of a small chip that neutralizes chloride ions at the microscale, desalinating the water.

It's promising...but is the tech there yet?

Kim Horcher and science educator Cara Santa Maria discuss the new development.

Read more form The University of Texas:
http://www.utexas.edu/news/2013/06/27...

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Tags: Clean Water Solution, Desalination, Water Desalination, Water Crisis, Global Water Crisis, electrochemically mediated seawater desalination, seawater desalination, drinkable seawater, Clean Water, Clean Water Crisis, Clean Water Initiative, Membrane technique,

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