Latest Forward osmosis Stories

2011-08-05 11:47:54

The need for fresh water is expanding every day and over one-third of the world's population currently inhabit areas struggling to keep up with the demand for water. Researchers estimate that by 2025, that number will nearly double. Digging deeper or pumping water from further upstream in the water table is only a short-term solution that often leads to disputes between countries and water conservation and reuse projects have only limited effectiveness. A new study from Yale University and...

2011-06-01 12:54:19

In this month's Physics World, Jason Reese, Weir Professor of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at the University of Strathclyde, describes the role that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could play in the desalination of water, providing a possible solution to the problem of the world's ever-growing population demanding more and more fresh drinking water. Global population projections suggest that worldwide demand for water will increase by a third before 2030. But with more than a billion people...

2010-10-15 08:00:00

BEIJING, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, announced today that it has entered into an international distribution, services and cooperation agreement with Hydration Technology Innovations, LLC (HTI). Oregon-based HTI is the world's only commercial manufacturer of...

2009-02-24 10:50:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catalyx, Inc., has signed a build-own-operate (BOO) contract with RG Global Lifestyles, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: RGBL)(http://www.rgglife.com) for a brine dehydration system to facilitate recovery of sodium sulfate from ion exchange regenerant brine. The system will be built around Catalyx's patent-pending Two-Way Osmosis (TWO) (http://www.catalyxinc.com/forward-osmosis.html) system that utilizes a unique membrane to employ forward...

2009-01-26 08:49:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyx, Inc., has successfully piloted its patent-pending Two-Way Osmosis (TWO) system for recycling of difficult to treat, high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and high chemical oxygen demand (COD) carpet dyeing wastewater. The system utilizes a unique membrane to employ the Forward Osmosis concept (a pressure free water transport mechanism also used by plant roots) combined with the more common reverse osmosis concept. Carpet and textile...

2009-01-15 10:23:33

 Water and energy are two resources on which modern society depends. As demands for these increase, researchers look to alternative technologies that promise both sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Engineered osmosis holds a key to addressing both the global need for affordable clean water and inexpensive sustainable energy according to Yale researchers.Yale doctoral student Robert McGinnis and his advisor Menachem Elimelech, Chair of Chemical and Environmental Engineering,...

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