Adsorption desalination quenches global thirst

Kim Choon Ng, Bidyut Baran Saha, Anutosh Chakraborty, Shigeru Koyama

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The search for fresh or potable water remains a pressing concern throughout many regions of the world. Although most of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans, the effort to provide for the world's inhabitants with fresh or potable water seems to be insurmountable; at least one billion people do not have access to clean and fresh water. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that about 41% of the Earth's population lives in water-stressed areas, and the number of people in the water scarce regions may climb to 3.5 billion by the year 2025. Thus, innovative and cost-effective desalination technologies for producing fresh water are needed to provide practical solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-848
Number of pages4
JournalHeat Transfer Engineering
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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