George Tchobanoglous introduces a synthesis of research on direct potable reuse

Researchers up ante in solar desalination

Scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology and Nanjing University have developed a solar thermal desalination process based on what the researchers claimed to be low-cost and durable treated aluminium oxide sheets that focus the sun's energy.

EPA funds water reuse studies

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has committed US$ 3.3 million to funding for research into water reuse and conservation.

Desalination's 'hidden assets'

Renewable hydropower generated at desalination plants and other existing infrastructure could bring economic and environmental benefits to Australia's biggest cities, according to research findings from Griffith University.

Study shows saline groundwater beats seawater

Researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have found that water from saline groundwater coastal aquifers is a better raw source than seawater for reverse osmosis (RO) desalination owing to the groundwater's lower membrane fouling and pre- treatment costs.

Scientists look to batteries to cut desalination costs

Researchers at the University of Illinois in the US are exploiting the technology used in rechargeable sodium ion batteries to develop what they claim could be a "new type of device to the desalination community".

Scientists say pressure retarded osmosis is commercially unviable

Researchers have concluded that pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) was commercially "dead" primarily due to biofouling.

Researchers unveil new, tough membrane material

An industry-academia collaboration, led by professor Toshinori Tsuru at Japan's Hiroshima University, has developed a new desalination membrane which the researchers claimed can withstand extraordinarily high concentrations of chloride and the cleaning agent, hypochlorite.

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