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Particles Pull Last Drops of Oil from Well Water

Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem....
food and water borne pathogens

Using a One Health Approach to Control Food and Water Borne...

Despite major gains in public health, food and water borne pathogens are still major contributors to the global burden of disease. Such diseases are...
alkaline water electrolysis

Study Reveals New Catalyst That Bolsters Water Electrolysis in Alkaline Conditions

Scientists from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...
water treatment platform

Rice U. System Selectively Sequesters Toxins from Water

Rice University scientists are developing technology to remove contaminants from water – but only as many as necessary. The Rice lab of engineer Qilin Li is building...
water treatment facilities

Nature Holds Key to Nurturing Green Water Treatment Facilities

A team of international scientists, led by water engineering experts from the University of Exeter, has pioneered an innovative new method to incorporate ecological...
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Water Monitoring Device Will Provide Fast Diagnosis of Deadly Bacteria

Waterborne infectious diseases constitute a major burden on human health. Contaminated water can lead to outbreaks of diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. Such...
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Groundwater Recharge Project Informs Statewide Sustainability Efforts

The depletion of California's aquifers by overpumping of groundwater has led to growing interest in "managed aquifer recharge," which replenishes depleted aquifers using available...
Sailing Polar Waters

Surprising Findings on the Physics of Water Entry Could Lead to...

Countless times a day, seabirds dive-catch prey from the ocean, boats enter the water from dry land, and seaplanes touch down gently amid the waves. The...
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The Shape in Water: First Nanometer-Scale Measurements of the Folded Structure...

Tinkering with a method they helped develop over the last few years, scientists have for the first time measured at the nanometer scale the characteristic...
Splitting Water

Splitting Water: Nanoscale Imaging Yields Key Insights

In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel – just as plants do – researchers need...
Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle Digging Its Own Watery Grave Due to Invasion...

Seagrass species from the Red Sea is outcompeting the native seagrass species in the Caribbean, where the green sea turtle lives. These iconic turtles...
droughts

Using ‘Shade Balls’ in Reservoirs May Use up More Water Than...

During droughts, communities may rely on water stored in reservoirs. However, significant amounts of water can evaporate from the surface of the reservoir. We are...
water from air

Water from Air Without Adding Energy

The NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences has granted a Take-off grant for the valorization of a temperature-sensitive smart textile that obtains water from air,...
wireless sensor network, germanium nanowire pFETs

Internet of Water to Tackle Growing Water Risks

Flanders pioneers the internet of Water, a unique intelligent water management system based on a network of connected sensors, that enables a permanent and...
solar water-splitting

New World Record for Direct Solar Water-Splitting Efficiency

Hydrogen will play a central role as a storage medium in sustainable energy systems. An international team of researchers has now succeeded in raising...
energy-water-food nexus

Sustainability Hinges on Water and Energy Use

The term sustainability is hard to define and even harder to put into practice. Three KAUST scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds discuss how sustainability...
Artificial blubber

“Artificial Blubber” Protects Divers in Frigid Water

When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even...
micropollutants

Water Processing: New Method Eliminates Hormones

Hormones and other micropollutants adversely affect health when their residues enter the human body via drinking water. Widely applicable solutions for their removal, however,...
halide double perovskites

New Material for Splitting Water

Solar energy is clean and abundant. But when the sun isn't shining, you must store the energy in batteries or through a process called...
multi-sensing device

New Device Will Help Protect Vulnerable Communities in Colombia from Unsafe...

The ‘Water Monitoring in Colombian Vulnerable Communities in a Post-Conflict Scenario’ project, financed by the Newton Fund Institutional Links, has developed a developed a low...