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Making Saltwater Drinkable Is Graphenes Latest Miracle

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Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2012 03:03 PM by AlexMuller

All signs point towards graphene being the supermaterial that pushes humanity into the future we've been dreaming of. From impossibly fast transistors to curing foot odor, there's seemingly no limit to Graphene's potential.
Converting saltwater to potable water in the most efficient manner possible is just its latest party trick.

 

This process, developed by MIT researchers, involves pushing saltwater through a one-atom-thick graphene filter covered in tiny holes that are just big enough for water to pass through, but small enough to block out salt molecules. The process is essentially reverse osmosis, which is nothing new, but due to the incredible thinness of the graphene filter, this method is more efficient than conventional methods by two to three orders of magnitude. That's up to 1000 times faster! Rumor has it that if you run fresh water through the same process, it turns into wine. But don't hold us to that one.
 



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Amy- You know, I hadn't thought of it that way, but you're so right. They're even kinda like the three of us Noelle Yep, these are all from my fidels two of the less successful ones, sadly. They are good to munch, though; the kids are always bringing ears back to the galle to roast (i.e., char) on coals.Left by clare on October 5th, 2005 Reply
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