Monday, August 10, 2009

'Disruptive' Technology in Water Supply

As I have written in the previous post, nanotech may be able to revolutionize drinking water provision. Recently at the 2009 TED, an engineer demonstrated a non chemical nano-filtration bottle that could change filthy water into drinking water in a matter of second. The cost of the bottle is still quite high, around 116-170 GBP depending on the volume (filtration of up to 4,000 to 6,000 litres).

However, with better manufacturing, the price of the filter may significantly decrease in the future. If employed in a larger scale, this technology may decentralize water treatment facility and open doors for competition in the water sector.


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nanotech said...

Nanotech can truly do amazing things, like purifying water with nanofilters. Hopefully, soon enough these items will be cheaper and more affordable.

nanodots said...

From what I know, nanodots are already used in purifying water technology. Nanofilters have been developed to help the process of purifying water become less costly and more efficient, that could in turn have a huge impact on third world countries and their necessity for clean water.