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Keeping Drinkable Water Above Water

Thu, 08/13/2009 - 5:43am

IBM has unveiled a novel membrane technology that stands to alleviate the growing shortage of drinkable water worldwide. Scientists at IBM Research, together with collaborators from Central Glass, the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, and the University of Texas, Austin have created a new membrane that filters out salts, as well as potentially harmful toxins in water, such as arsenic, while using less energy than other forms of water purification.

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