Clean drinking water is something every human being on the planet needs, and yet an estimated 785 million people lack clean drinking water from a trusted source. In fact, out of all the water on the planet, only 2.5% of it is freshwater, and out of that 2.5% an even smaller amount is drinkable!
It’s an already well-known fact that we are facing a global water crisis. With increasing droughts and water shortages increasing exponentially over the last hundred years, it is time that we addressed the global water crisis.
Luckily, Korean engineers have developed a new desalination technique that can make ocean water drinkable in minutes.
Nanofiber Membrane Makes Ocean Water Drinkable in Minutes
Engineers at the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) have developed co-axial electro-spun nanofiber membranes fabricated by an alternative nano-technology, which is electrospinning. It can prevent wetting issues and also improve the long-term stability of the membrane distillation process.
Note: “Wetting” happens when there is an exceedance of liquid entry pressure which leads to membrane fouling. This means that over time, the membrane can break down, until now.
The Korean engineers who are spearheading this invention use poly as the core and silica aerogel mixed with a low concentration of the polymer as the sheath to produce a composite membrane with a superhydrophobic surface. In other words, the membrane is more compact and has a longer life than other membranes.
This membrane was able to distill 99.99% of salt from ocean water while maintaining it’s structural integrity.
The main method used for the desalination of ocean water is reverse osmosis and it is used in factories around the world. Unfortunately, the industrial use of reverse osmosis uses an astounding amount of energy and creates a ton of harmful waste which is discharged back into the ocean and waterways.
In summary, this new technology may help ease the global water crisis. We are excited to see what comes about from this breaking edge technology!
About Reverse Osmosis
Industrially speaking, reverse osmosis does create a lot of hazardous waste while expending massive amounts of energy, but it isn’t the same for residential uses. In fact, installing a reverse osmosis system can do several things for you and your family:
It can remove lead from your drinking water.
Reverse osmosis can remove parasites from your drinking water.
It can also remove chloride out of your drinking water.
Reverse osmosis can also save you money (seriously, it costs pennies on the dollar per gallon of water as opposed to purchasing bottled water from the store.
The good news is that installing a reverse osmosis system in your home takes 97% of the impurities and pollutants out of your tap water! We can have our techs come by with the right filters and equipment you need for your unique customized set up.
If you live in the Ozarks and would like to see what other kinds of water purification system works best for your home and your needs, get yourself a complementary hassle-free quote and give us a call! We will have one of our techs come out and provide you with a free quote. Our phone numbers are (417) 881-4000 for the Springfield/Branson area and Lake of the Ozarks area/Central Missouri (573) 692-4009.
About Aquasani Water Purification Systems & Filter Maintenance
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Joplin, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air purification systems, and problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices. We also service other water softeners like Culligan, Sterling, Hydroquad, Pro-Series, and Whirlpool to name a few!
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
We specialize in both air and water filtration and purification for commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or (573) 692-4009 if you are in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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