01 July, 2019Insects inspire greener, cheaper membranes for desalination
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.
19 June, 2019Casting a net for a sustainable water network
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.
07 April, 2019Solar-powered cup brews better brine treatments
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.