Water > Desalination

Solar-powered method for inexpensive desalination

18 February, 2022

A passive solar evaporation system could be used to clean wastewater, provide potable water and even sterilise medical tools in off-grid areas.

New process makes sea water drinkable in minutes

07 July, 2021

A Korean research team has developed a membrane distillation process to turn sea water into drinking water, using a stable-performance electrospun nanofibre membrane.

Sunlight-powered tech desalinates water in <30 min

12 August, 2020

An international team of researchers has transformed brackish water and sea water into safe, clean drinking water in less than 30 minutes using metal–organic frameworks and sunlight.

Fish flock to Sydney desalination plant

08 January, 2020

A team of researchers has discovered that the Sydney Desalination Plant is attracting some species of fish, which are increasing in numbers at the plant's discharge site.

Research will explore deionisation of salt water

03 September, 2019

Kyle Smith's extensive research in the field of water desalination is exploring novel ways to deionise salt water, with a new research project funded by the US National Science Foundation.

Desalination tech could solve water shortage crisis

29 July, 2019

Researchers have developed a desalination technology that uses photothermal materials and solar energy to deliver clean, potable water.

Why we need to use water desalination plants early

27 March, 2019 by Nathan Taylor, Professor Andrew Western and Professor John Langford, University of Melbourne

The long dry has left Melbourne’s water supplies at their lowest levels since 2011, at less than 55 per cent capacity.

Upcycling desalination waste

20 February, 2019 by David L Chandler, MIT

Engineers at MIT have developed a new desalination approach that can convert concentrated brine waste into a useful chemical resource.

Major desalination study finds minimal marine impact

20 September, 2018

The six-year study looked at the effects on marine invertebrate recruitment of the pumping and 'diffusing' of high-concentration salt water back into the ocean.

Self-desalinating sea water takes the pressure off industry

06 June, 2018

A newly developed 'self-desalination' concept uses pressure generated by highly concentrated salt brine as the energy source to desalinate the less salty sea water.

Desalination to the rescue

23 January, 2018 by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman

The world has very little fresh water and it is running out. At tens of billions of tonnes yearly, the fresh water of the ice caps is falling into the salty sea, which is already 97% of the world's water.

Perth desal plant recognised for infrastructure excellence

13 April, 2017

At the 2017 National Infrastructure Awards, utility company SUEZ received the Operator & Service Provider Excellence Award for its work with Water Corporation at the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant (PSDP).

Desalinated water starts flowing in Victoria

20 March, 2017

The first water from the Victorian Desalination Plant, located in the seaside town of Wonthaggi, has begun to flow into the Cardinia Reservoir.

Evoqua electrochlorination systems for Australia's navy

04 August, 2016

Evoqua Water Technologies has been selected to design and deliver technology that prevents marine growth in seawater cooling systems on eight Royal Australian Navy ANZAC Class frigates.

Desalinated water delivery for Ballarat

09 March, 2016

The Victorian Government has acted to secure Ballarat's water supply by placing an order of 50 GL of desalinated water for delivery next summer. The order comes in the wake of a steady decline in water storages for the past two years.

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