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1 posted on 06/10/2012 10:10:51 PM PDT by Kevmo
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Yeah, but I can make an electric pickle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh7VHcuaPCg&feature=fvwrel


2 posted on 06/10/2012 10:17:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Yes, but what about the fish? The enviros want to know!


3 posted on 06/10/2012 10:19:34 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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Keep a-movin', Dan.

4 posted on 06/10/2012 10:19:34 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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I wonder how they will tax and control this? I am sure the NY Slimes will have an article soon saying that we are going to run out of saltwater soon. /s


5 posted on 06/10/2012 10:35:04 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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Why is electricity needed to get the activated carbon to absorb the Na+ and Cl- ions? Why can’t the carbon do that of its lonesome? Also how quick does the carbon load up and can it be electrically purged of the same ions into salt water?


7 posted on 06/10/2012 11:09:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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Well done!!!


15 posted on 06/11/2012 3:07:21 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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I find the carbon nanotube filtration more intriguing. The pores are literally too small for anything larger than water molecules to pass through. So it can remove salt from water, but it can also filter out microorganisms, poisons, metals, etc. Water flows through it 10,000 times more easily than through existing reverse osmosis membranes which require a lot of energy to force water through them.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 3:30:10 AM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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They’ve been using membranes to convert salt water into fresh water for several decades. All these guys did was make the membrane into a tube. for convenience.
I hope the patent office wasn’t stupid enough to give them a patent on stuff that’s been around for decades.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 4:22:34 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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Can someone help me with a half-remembered factoid?
It was many years ago and I was speed reading, and it may have been just speculative alternative history trash. But I seem to recall that there was a very low-tech way of desalinizing at sea. It had to do with dragging a small container of water alongside the ship, and the item was either made of a certain material or was designed in a certain way, and the action of passing through the sea in a moving ship was a factor.
Never could find it again but I’m positive I read it somewhere.


20 posted on 06/11/2012 5:01:51 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (God-issued, not govt-issued.)
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When they find a way to change water into wine, call me first?


22 posted on 06/11/2012 5:55:19 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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A solar still can make freshwater from saltwater too and with no moving parts and no energy input except the sun. They are cheap too. http://www.solaqua.com/solstils1.html


23 posted on 06/11/2012 6:06:01 AM PDT by 762X51
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This is stupid. Every time I’ve been at sea, I drink deeply of the ocean water. The salt is GOOD for you!


28 posted on 06/11/2012 7:32:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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“Because of its simplicity and low cost, it might out-compete state-of-the-art technologies for certain applications, and may also have advantages over the technology called capacitive deionization (CDI or cap-DI), which is beyond the development stage and commercially available. Also, the voltage required is low, just 1.2 V for instance, and DC, perfectly compatible with solar panels. Thus it can be used at off-grid or remote locations.”

The voltage requirement for capacitive deionization is also very low, so there is no potential advantage there.

36 posted on 06/11/2012 8:54:05 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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