Sea water can be made drinkable by a new technologyA new water filter uses a type of Graphene known as Graphair made from Soya bean Oil which can filter polluted sea water. The filter was developed by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).The microscopic Nano channels in this wonder material enable water particles to pass through and block larger pollutant molecules.
As people are struggling with shortage of safe and clean drinking water, diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene are on the rise.
I think, this is welcome news and these types of technologies are to be developed.
But, if we start using these types of desalination at industrial scale we have to worry about the byproduct released back into the ocean in the form of high concentration of salts and other pollutants.
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