Did You Know?
|“Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” So lamented Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ancient mariner 210 years ago. Today’s scientific advances in water desalination promise to edit that script into “and every drop to drink,” dramatically increasing our ability to transform sea water into fresh water and quench the thirst of 1.2 billion people facing shortages of water.
Experience this podcast:
Hands on activities for young aspiring chemists
A magazine for high school students
SciFinder®, a research tool produced by CAS (a division of the American Chemical Society), found 391 references in the CAS databases on the precise concept of "water desalination" that have been published so far this year. Among these references were 187 patents and 24 review articles. Included in the review articles was the already widely cited paper entitled "Science and technology for water purification in the coming decades". This article was co-authored by Dr. Mark Shannon and Dr. Menachem Elimelech, both of whom are featured in the podcast.
The CAS databases cover references from more than 10,000 major scientific journals and 57 patent authorities worldwide.
The Center of Advanced Materials for the Purification of Water with Systems
Dow Water Solutions
The largest desalination plant in the Southern Hemisphere