Innovation purifies seawater with solar energy

A technological innovation, developed by a group of researchers at Monash University in Australia promises to be able to transform marine water into drinking water in less than 30 minutes using energy Solar.

The project consists of an organometallic network (MOF) called PSP-MIL-53, and is formed by metal ions. According to a study published in the journal Nature Sustainability, the technology was able to secure 139.5 liters of fresh water per kilogram of MOF over a 24-hour period with low energy consumption.

According to the professor of the Department of Engineering Monash University Chemistry and project author, Huanting Wang, innovation provides new perspectives for the development of materials for sustainable and efficient desalination processes. "Sunlight is the most abundant and renewable energy source on the planet. The development of a new desalination process based on solar regeneration provides an energy-efficient and environmentally efficient solution sustainable development," he said.

It is worth remembering that desalination is already used to combat increasing water scarcity in the world. However, existing thermal desalination by evaporation consumes a lot of energy and have a number of disadvantages, including high energy consumption and the use of chemicals.

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