Using solar energy to desalinate seawater
Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation describes research that may ultimately revolutionize water treatment by using energy from sunlight to turn saltwater into fresh drinking water.
According to experts at Rice University, innovations from nanotechnology are needed to address some of the very complex challenges associated with water treatment.
The new desalination system uses a combination of membrane distillation technology and light-harvesting nanophotonics.
Video Credit: Rice University