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Solar power with a free side of drinking water

Jul 11, 2019

Prof. Peng Wang and his Ph.D. student Wenbin Wang have developed a device that will allow them to generate clean drinking water while generating electricity using solar panels.

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Bionic catalysts to produce clean energy

Jul 02, 2019

Professor Pascal Saikaly and his former postdoc Shafeer Kalathil are mixing microbes with carbon nanomaterials to create a biohybrid material that can outperform expensive metal-based analogs while also being environmentally friendly.

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Insects inspire greener, cheaper membranes for desalination

Jul 01, 2019

Professor Himanshu Mishra, postdoc Ratul Das and research scientist Sankara Arunachalam were inspired by insects to develop a membrane from nonhydrophobic materials for membrane distillation.

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Casting a net for a sustainable water network

Jun 19, 2019

Prof. Hans Vrouwenvelder discussed in this article how WDRC focuses on three flagship research themes: greener desalination, water security, and waste to resource to transform the water cycle.

It also highlights the partnership between WDRC and The Red Sea Development Company by launching the 'Brains for Brine Challenge', a call for fresh ideas to tackle the challenge of managing brine in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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A leap forward in estimating crop water use

May 07, 2019

High-resolution imaging data collected by small satellites could transform how we monitor freshwater use in agriculture.

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Solar-powered cup brews better brine treatments

Apr 07, 2019

Prof. Peng Wang and his team developed a solar photothermal distillation device which could evaporate water with 90% energy efficiency. It could also concentrate the brine effectively and dramatically reduce waste from the desalination process.

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A drone on crop resources

Mar 18, 2019

HALO Lab's most recent work demonstrated that crop monitoring using UAVs is a more effective and economical option which could help farmers manage crops with precision thereby saving resources while growing better quality crops.

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Probing water's skin

Feb 28, 2019

Prof. Himanshu Mishra's latest contribution to electrosprays investigation was discussed in detail in this recent article from the KAUST Discovery.

It was also the featured cover article at Chemical Science journal published on Feb. 27, 2019.

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