Thursday, June 5, 2014

H2O, Nano-Style

Water with a boost from nano technology.  Specifically, nano-technology appears to have the ability to provide cheap and efficient water desalination and purification, an outcome with global implications.  From a news release from the Foresight Institute:
Another area in which incremental nanotechnology is poised to make a major contribution to human welfare through increasing control of the atomic structure of bulk materials is Supplying Clean Water Globally. Two recent reports use slightly different chemistries to achieve similar results: water desalination and purification.