Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water With Just One Button

Desalination—removing salt from water—will be a necessity in the future. Middle Eastern countries already use this technology to a greater degree than the West and now it’s quickly improving. Within 30 minutes, a new small device can produce one cup of potable water from the sea.

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MIT researchers have developed a portable desalination unit, weighing less than 10 kilograms, that can remove particles and salts to generate drinking water. The device is smaller than a suitcase and requires less power to operate than a cell phone charger. It can also be driven by a small, portable solar panel, which can be purchased online for around $50.

It automatically generates drinking water that exceeds World Health Organization quality standards. The technology is packaged into a user-friendly device that runs with the push of one button. Unlike other portable desalination units that require water to pass through filters, this device utilizes electrical power to remove particles from drinking water. Eliminating the need for replacement filters greatly reduces the long-term maintenance requirements. This could enable the unit to be deployed in remote and severely resource-limited areas or aid refugees fleeing natural disasters.

Other portable desalination units typically require high-pressure pumps to push water through filters, which are very difficult to miniaturize without compromising the energy-efficiency of the device. Instead, this unit relies on a technique called ion concentration polarization (ICP), applying an electrical field to membranes placed above and below a channel of water. The membranes repel positively or negatively charged particles—including salt molecules, bacteria, and viruses—as they flow past. The charged particles are funneled into a second stream of water that is eventually discharged.

The researchers also created a smartphone app that can control the unit wirelessly and report real-time data on power consumption and water salinity. In about half an hour, the device had filled a plastic drinking cup with clear, drinkable water.

Hundreds of Thousands Around the World Protest for Climate Strikes

Climate change continues to be a problem. But is it something that we are going to continue to ignore? These activists are making demands that governments of the Global North take substantial action instead of profit from it.

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Climate protests are increasing. The climate crisis is getting worse, and only radical action will be enough to avert catastrophe and secure a just, sustainable future for all. “Uproot the System” is the most recent and largest protest so far. More than 1400 strikes across 70 countries took place. Climate activists in developing countries were restricted in size as a public health precaution. One demand, out of six total, of the protesters is that global vaccine distribution becomes equalized. The others include:

  1. A need to drastically cut emissions from fossil fuels. This requires ending its extraction, burning, and use. They want concrete plans and detailed annual carbon budgets;
  2. Requiring the Global North to cancel debts, especially for damage caused by extreme weather events, and providing funds to help communities recover from exploitation;
  3. Ensuring equitable vaccine distribution worldwide for COVID-19 recovery;
  4. Recognizing the climate crisis as a risk to human safety and securing the rights of climate refugees;
  5. Recognizing the impact of biodiversity on indigenous communities’ lives and culture, and committing to make ecocide a punishable crime;
  6. Stopping violence against indigenous peoples, small farmers, small fisherfolk, and other environmental and land defenders.

Wealthy nations, as the largest contributors to the climate emergency, were requested to stop neglecting their responsibilities and confront the crisis.

ESL Video Exercise: Tips to Work from Home

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