MIT research on seawater surface tension becomes international guideline

Work by Professor John Lienhard and Kishor Nayar SM ’14, PhD ’19 was recently recognized by the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
July 9, 2020 ~7 min

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Simple, solar-powered water desalination

System achieves new level of efficiency in harnessing sunlight to make fresh potable water from seawater.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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A new way to remove contaminants from nuclear wastewater

Method concentrates radionuclides in a small portion of a nuclear plant’s wastewater, allowing the rest to be recycled.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 19, 2019 ~6 min

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Students present mechanical engineering projects that have global impact

At the sixth annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, graduate students and postdocs sharpen their communication and presentation skills.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Oct. 29, 2019 ~9 min

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Turning desalination waste into a useful resource

Process developed at MIT could turn concentrated brine into useful chemicals, making desalination more efficient.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 13, 2019 ~6 min

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Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

High-temperature steam might be used in remote regions to cook, clean, or sterilize medical equipment.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 11, 2018 ~7 min

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Study finds potential in brackish groundwater desalination | MIT News

Water-starved areas could find new sources by desalinating water that’s much less salty than seawater.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 4, 2018 ~8 min

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New system recovers fresh water from power plants | MIT News

Technology captures water evaporating from cooling towers; prototype to be installed on MIT’s Central Utility Plant.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 8, 2018 ~8 min

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J-WAFS awards over $1.3 million in fourth round of seed grant funding | MIT News

Eleven principal investigators from six MIT departments will receive grants totaling over $1.3 million, overhead free, for research on food and water challenges.

Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab • mit
May 25, 2018 ~12 min

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Workshop explores intertwined future of food production, water, and climate | MIT News

Choices by consumers and farmers can help limit global warming, but climate change may also curtail those choices in the future.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 11, 2018 ~6 min

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