Friday, June 23, 2017

Making Fresh Water Using Only Solar Power #Science

You may know of making fresh water from solar and usually we call the result rain.  -  Sam Elliott

Now that humans are learning how to do it the situation gets much more elaborate ... but we're still trying to make rain.

This scaled-up test bed of NEWT's direct solar desalination technology uses carbon black nanoparticles that convert as much as 80 percent of sunlight energy into heat. Results from an earlier prototype showed the technology could produce as much as six liters of freshwater per hour per square meter of solar membrane.

Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University

Science Daily:  Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

The Rockhouse has nothing particularly clever to add to this but here's a reason we think it's worthy of your interest.

More than 18,000 desalination plants operate in 150 countries, but NEWT's desalination technology is unlike any other used today.

- SD

Well now, young saddle tramp, you know already one of the biggest problems facing the world today is where or how to get enough fresh water and these yahoos seem to have a strong angle on a better way to do it which almost always means a way which costs less so which direction will you be riding on that pony.

Ed:  you're just baiting us with these!

Well, not exactly, since I'm not just doing anything.  The baiting is real since you know the situation and surely don't require a seminar from me.  All you need is to be aware this research exists and ...

Sam Elliot:  go West, young man

Tip o' the Rockhouse Stetson to you, sir.

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