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Filtering liquids with liquids saves electricity
November 8, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Filtering and treating water accounts for about 13 percent of all electricity consumed in the U.S. every year and releases about 290 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually. New research demonstrates that the Wyss Institute's liquid-gated membranes filter nanoclay particles out of water more efficiently than existing membranes and require less frequent replacement and less energy to operate. Full Story
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
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