Water News and Updates You Should Not Miss!
For all busy water experts, who have tight schedule but need to stay up-to-date with the latest events and updates from the industry - here is a list to keep you going!
An overview of the most important news from water sector.
- Nanosponge Removes Mercury from Water
Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team created a sponge that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds.
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- Devices Made From 2D Materials Separate Salts in Seawater
Researchers at the National Graphene Institute ( NGI) at The University of Manchester have succeeded in fabricating tiny slits in a new membrane that are just several angstroms (0. 1nm) in size.
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- Breakthrough - Rice That Can Grow in Salt Water
Chinese scientists are claiming to have achieved a crucial agricultural breakthrough, growing high- yield rice in salt water.
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- Electric-field Boost to Water Flow Potentially Offers Alternative Water Treatment Technology
Applying an electric field to water in a naturally occurring protein substantially boosts the flow of the liquid and opens up the possibility of delivering more efficient water treatment technology, according to a study co- authored by UCD academics.
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- Low-cost Ultrasensitive Fluorescence Sensors to Monitor Water Quality
Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence- based sensors
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- Invention Generates Power, Cleans Water Using Untapped Source
University of South Florida engineering professor wins $1.14M grant through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to solve water and sanitation crisis worldwide.
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- Graphene Sensor Detects Contaminants in Water in Real-Time
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee have developed a graphene-based sensing platform that can detect various water contaminants including heavy metals bacteria, nitrates and phosphates in real-time.
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- Launched: Climate Change Adaptation Technologies for Water
UN Environment – DHI Centre, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the UNEP DTU Partnership has published a new resource, Climate Change Adaptation Technologies for Water: A practitioner’ s guide to adaptation technologies for increased water sector resilience.
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- MIT Students Find a Way to Make Stronger Concrete with Plastic Bottles
MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the irradiated plastic with cement paste and fly ash to produce concrete that is up to 15 percent stronger than conventional concrete.
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- Europe’s Drought Trends Match Climate Change Projections
On the same day that global leaders wrapped up an international water and climate summit in Rome, researchers published new findings that suggest European drought trends are lining up with climate change projections.
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