Technology - Graphene Watch

Technology idol lineup set

Participants have now been chosen for the eighth annual Technology Idol event, which showcases early stage, desalination-related technologies, and will be held on Monday, 27 April, in conjunction...

New approaches to graphene membranes

Graphene continues to be the focus of many new research projects that attempt to identify a better material for filtering and desalting water. This week, WDR looks at two new approaches to using...

Startup develops high flux membrane

There has never been a better time to be a startup. A rash of innovative technology competitions, business incubators and seed accelerators provide inventors and entrepreneurs with mentors and...

Desalters to Watch

WDR asked some water industry verterans to suggest some of the top young desalters that they thought were worth watching. Here, in alphabetical order, is what they said:

Guillaume Clairet, executive...

New technologies introduced

Water supply challenges and the high cost of energy continued to drive innovation, leading to the introduction of a variety of new technologies during 2014. In an OpEd piece, WDR addressed the...

Steam generation process soaks up rays

In a paper just published in Nature Communications, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers report on their work to develop new solar-powered steam generation technology. The...

The Future of desalination

News about droughts and changing weather patterns are usually accompanied by stories about some new ‘game-changing’ desal technology. At least five national desal research initiatives are underway,...

Building a better hole

An RO membrane is an amazing thing. For about one dollar, you can buy one square foot of virtually defect-free RO membrane material with the ability to desalt more than 10 gallons of water a day...

Graphene membrane technology update

Since announcing last March that they were developing a graphene membrane under the trademark ‘Perforene’, Lockheed Martin engineers have received at least four patents, which cover the selective...

Workshop reviews R&D projects

In a keynote address at last week’s National Centre of Excellence in Desalination – Australia (NCEDA) international workshop, John Brumby, Victoria’s former premier, reviewed the 2007 decision to...

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