Adsorption desalination quenches global thirst

Kim Choon Ng, Bidyut Baran Saha, Anutosh Chakraborty, Shigeru Koyama

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    Abstract

    The search for fresh or potable water remains a pressing concern throughout many regions of the world. Although most of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans, the effort to provide for the world's inhabitants with fresh or potable water seems to be insurmountable; at least one billion people do not have access to clean and fresh water. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that about 41% of the Earth's population lives in water-stressed areas, and the number of people in the water scarce regions may climb to 3.5 billion by the year 2025. Thus, innovative and cost-effective desalination technologies for producing fresh water are needed to provide practical solutions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)845-848
    Number of pages4
    JournalHeat Transfer Engineering
    Volume29
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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