The Great Water Filter: What It Is, and How It Works
Posted On July 28, 2021
Water filtration is the process of filtering water, usually by pouring it through a filter, that captures pollutants from the air and water.
The idea of filtering the air has been around for a long time, but the process isn’t new, and it’s been largely ignored by modern life.
Now, scientists are working on a device that would effectively filter out toxins in the atmosphere, and maybe even in your water.
They’ve been working on the concept since 2013, and have developed a device called a water filter that is similar to a filter on a toilet, with one big difference.
It has a special design to capture particles, like small particles, and then releases them to the environment.
In this design, it works by absorbing the water particles in the air, like rain or snow.
So instead of a filter that removes a certain amount of water, the water filter would filter it all out, said Michael Auerbach, a professor of environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire.
Instead of filtering only water, it filters the air that comes in contact with it.
“If you filter out a lot of the water, that would be really bad,” Auerach said.
“That’s the key thing: you filter it, but you also don’t release all the water.
That’s a very, very different process.”
Auerath’s work is just one example of how water filturation could improve life.
Another is the water-recycling technology that could help solve problems like the world’s most frequent droughts, which can have devastating effects on crops, fish and other wildlife.
Auerbert and his team at the university developed a system to capture water from a lake in central Japan and use that to clean the surface of a pond.
“It works because you use a high-pressure gas, but not as a gas,” Aueberbach said.
This means that the gas is released through the surface, which is not a natural gas, which would otherwise be released to the atmosphere.
“The problem is you don’t want to release it into the atmosphere because that’s when it’s really bad, so we wanted to make it a gas that’s good at releasing the gas,” he said.
Instead, they used a chemical reaction in which water molecules form a gas and then condense, creating a solid that the chemical can then absorb.
“You can have the water molecules in the water condensing, and the solid you get back is water that’s actually good for the water,” Audebert said.
That allows the scientists to use this system to clean water on a large scale, he said, which could save water-using plants like lawns, gardens and ponds.
Auebert also said that a version of the system that he has worked on in his lab at the MIT Energy Initiative could be used to produce electricity from water.
“A lot of water is wasted on things like power plants, but we can actually capture the water and use it for things like solar energy,” he added.
“We think we can do that with a high pressure gas.”
The researchers say that their research has been published in the journal Nature Communications.