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This desalination breakthrough could make clean water cheaper

The problem of desalinisation had been baffling scientists for decades. Image: Tyler Henderson/Penn State

Nat Levy

Lead Writer, University of Texas' Cockrell School of Engineering

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The density of filtration membranes, even at the atomic scale, can greatly affect how much clean water can be produced. Image: Enrique Gomez/Penn State
This 3D model of a polymer desalination membrane shows water flow avoiding dense spots in the membrane and slowing flow. Image: Science Magazine

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