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 | Feb. 6, 2020 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: mechanical-engineering research renewable-energy water solar desalination school-of-engineering

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 | Dec. 19, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research school-of-engineering chemical-engineering energy water desalination mathematics nuclear-science-and-engineering

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 | Oct. 29, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering biological-engineering graduate postdoctoral students education teaching academics community agriculture desalination j-wafs alumniae invention special-events-and-guest-speakers research

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 | Feb. 13, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research water mechanical-engineering desalination school-of-engineering efficiency energy j-wafs chemical-engineering sustainability

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 | Dec. 11, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: desalination energy mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering solar sustainability water department-of-energy-doe j-wafs

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 | July 4, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  water  environment  desalination  research  school-of-engineering  mechanical-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf

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 | June 8, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  research  water  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  mechanical-engineering  materials-science-and-engineering  manufacturing  desalination  nuclear-power-and-reactors  school-of-engineering  energy  environment  sustainability  facilities  tata-center

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 | May 25, 2018
~12 mins |

Tags:  grants  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  funding  research  chemical-engineering  idss  water  food  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  agriculture  sensors  desalination  sustainability  pollution  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  invention  environment  developing-countries  design  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  eaps  civil-and-environmental-engineering

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 | May 11, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  climate  agriculture  climate-change  technology-and-society  sustainability  global-warming  environment  desalination  developing-countries  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  food  water  emissions

A graphene roll-out | MIT News

Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | April 17, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  desalination  manufacturing  materials-science-and-engineering  mechanical-engineering  carbon  graphene  research  school-of-engineering

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