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Siemens develops new desalination process

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 23, 2008

Bucking convention, researchers have developed a way of producing drinking water from seawater – that is twice as efficent.

A team from Siemens Water Technologies on Monday received top honours and a $4million grant from the Environment & Water Industry Development Council (EWI).

The council threw a challenge to research institutes and companies last July to develop a desalination technique that used 50 per cent less energy than current methods.

‘It hasn’t been acheived before, that’s why it’s a challenge,’ said Professor Lui Pao Chuen, chairman of the EWI’s evaluation panel.

Siemens beat 35 other groups with its unique spin on desalination. (story)


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