Nanopores inexpensively filter high volume seawater

nanopores_1024The researchers have developed a material that allows high volumes of water to pass through extremely tiny holes called ‘nanopores’ while blocking salt and other contaminants. The material they’re using – a nanometre-thick sheet of molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) riddled with these nanopore holes – is the most efficient of a number of thin-film membranes that the engineers modelled, filtering up to 70 percent more water than graphene.

via Scientists develop ‘nanopores’ that inexpensively filter the salt out of seawater – ScienceAlert.

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