New Chlorine-tolerant Material Could Streamline Desalination Processes

New Chlorine-tolerant Material Could Streamline Desalination Processes 

 

Getting access to drinking water is a daily challenge for more than one billion people in the world. Desalination may help relieve such water-stressed populations by filtering salt from abundant seawater, and there are more than 7,000 desalination plants worldwide, 250 operating in the United States alone. However, the membranes that these plants use to filter out salt tend to break down when exposed to an essential ingredient in the process: chlorine.

 

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