Researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt have unveiled a cost-effective desalination technology which can filter highly salty water in minutes.
The technology is based on membranes containing cellulose acetate powder, produced in Egypt. The powder, in combination with other components, binds the salt particles as they pass through, making the technique useful for desalinating seawater.
Ref: Desalination of simulated seawater by purge-air pervaporation using an innovative fabricated membrane. Water Science & Technology (2015) | DOI: 10.2166/wst.2015.277