#Water

A New Cheap 2D Material Can Remove 99.9999% of Bacteria From Water Using Only Sunlight

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A new Material Science breakthrough from Engineers in China could bring cheap clean drinking water to people around the world. The team from Yangzhou University have developed a new water system that relies on sunlight and a "2D" material to purify water. The method removes 99.9999% of bacteria...

‘Simple engineering solutions can make a difference’ – Milly Hennayake is Born to Engineer

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Milly Hennayake knew that simple engineering solutions can make a huge difference to the lives of others. Our latest Born to Engineer features Civil Engineer Milly Hennayake and her work with Engineers Without Borders UK. Milly first got involved with Engineers Without Borders at University. After working...

Solar-powered distillation unit to offer fresh water where wells run salty

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Engineers have taken aim at the problem of water shortages in arid coastal areas. Up to now, dry areas close to the sea wells can see wells become so depleted that seawater leaches into the freshwater supply. A team from the University of Michigan’s School for Environment...

How is Engineering Providing Solutions for Clean Water?

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According to 2016 research by the Water Research Foundation, the average household uses over 300 gallons of water every day, with indoor water usage accounting for about 70 percent of the total usage. The toilet accounts for 24 percent of indoor water use, whereas showers and faucets account...

Watch: A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating has been developed that is 100x more durable than its counterparts

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Engineers at the University of Michigan have created a self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating developed is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts. The new coating could enable waterproofing of vehicles, clothing, rooftops and countless other surfaces for which current waterproofing treatments are too fragile. It could...

Powered only by the sun – this device pulls water from dry air

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Does a future where every home has a device which could pull all the water you need out of the air (even in dry or desert climates) using the sun sound good? A new water 'harvester' has been constructed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology works by using a...