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Breakthrough Technology: Slice of Wood Makes Saltwater Potable

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I came across this in my news feed yesterday and it caught my attention and, so, I thought I would share an excerpt of the article here with a link to the full article below:

“Filtering the salt from seawater can take a lot of energy or specialised engineering. A thin membrane made of porous wood may be able to fix that.

In membrane distillation, salty water is pumped through a film, usually made of some sort of polymer with very narrow pores that filter out the salt and allow only water molecules through. Jason Ren at Princeton University in New Jersey and his colleagues developed a new kind of membrane made of natural wood instead of plastic…”

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2 replies on “Breakthrough Technology: Slice of Wood Makes Saltwater Potable”

NO! the ONLY way to make salt water drinkable is to distill the ocean water! Anything short of that WILL kill you! Just because you read something on the internet doesn’t mean it is factual. Learn as much as you can from different sources if they all say the same thing then it MIGHT be actual usable information. When in doubt contact the source and talk with them. If you are still not sure then call the US Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Ft. Bragg, NC. You will have to find the number on your own, I could give it to you but the number is classified.

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