Pentagon weapons-maker finds method for cheap, clean water | Reuters

A defense contractor better known for building jet fighters and lethal missiles says it has found a way to slash the amount of energy needed to remove salt from seawater, potentially making it vastly cheaper to produce clean water at a time when scarcity has become a global security issue.

“It’s 500 times thinner than the best filter on the market today and a thousand times stronger,” said John Stetson, the engineer who has been working on the idea. “The energy that’s required and the pressure that’s required to filter salt is approximately 100 times less.”

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One Response to Pentagon weapons-maker finds method for cheap, clean water | Reuters

  1. Mike Amorelli says:

    Have you thought of utilizing a portable solar array to power a rapid deployment water filtration system in times of crisis. IE Haiti, Japan, New Orleans.

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