New research details method for distilling water by converting solar energy.
Nearly 97% of all the water on earth is salt water. The typical process to remove salt is by boiling the water and capturing the steam. Desalination is expensive and energy intensive. Presently, there are more than 18,000 desalination plants across 150 countries.
New federally funded research reveals a method of purifying water by using solar power. The research, titled “Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation for off-grid water purification” was published this month in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal…