By Erin Fee, Staff Writer and Researcher for Save The Water™ | May 11, 2019 Desalination, the process that turns salt water into drinkable fresh water, is held back by the expense and inefficiency of its methods. But recent discoveries have brought scientists closer to unlocking its full potential. Where is the Water? Of the […]
By Rachel Porter, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | April 30, 2019 Close your eyes. And imagine a diverse ecosystem. Teeming with life, color, plants, and animals. Did you imagine a rainforest with flowers and monkeys? Or maybe a mountain range with bears and bugs? What about coral reefs? Coral reefs are among […]
By Anna Bartels, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | May 5, 2017 The presence of pharmaceutical compounds in water supplies has been well documented for several decades, but the exact threat posed and recommended responses have been debated just as long. The health impact on humans and wildlife remains a concern for many scientists […]
By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 19, 2016 A recent study identified Ferric hexacyanoferrate, or Prussian blue, as a possible solution to brine spills caused by fracking. Fracking as an energy source The global need for energy sources is clear. However, there has been much disagreement over the energy sources […]
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a chemical that most people have probably never heard of. However, it is more common than we realize and can be potentially harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. The EPA categorizes it as an “emerging contaminant,” meaning it is a chemical that poses a potential or real threat to human health or the environment.
Forward osmosis is a process that is currently being explored and tested more frequently. Experts seek to discover the effectiveness of the process to produce freshwater from the dirtiest wastewaters in which reverse osmosis cannot.
While these statistics might seem insurmountable, scientists and engineers from across the globe are working tirelessly to develop effective and efficient solutions via purification technology, and these past few months have seen great progress.
Perhaps the most innovative means of obtaining drinking water known in the animal kingdom, the sequestration of ocean mist has been perfected by the Namibian Beetle (Stenocara gracilipes) through an intricate system of bumps and troughs.
While much of the Great Lakes remain encapsulated in ice and summer temperatures are only just now beginning to hold steady, Michigan residents have found another reason to curse the polar vortices of this past winter — several water main breaks resulting in interrupted water supply and quality throughout the state.