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Solar-Powered Desalination Brings Relief to Parched Farms
August 20, 2012
A new water desalination innovation developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is making desert farming easier and more affordable.
Experimental farm irrigated with solar-powered desalination system
The solar-powered system uses nanofiltration membranes to treat the local brackish (saline) water, resulting in high-quality desalinated irrigation water.
It is now being successfully piloted in the Arava Valley south of Israel's Dead Sea.
“In this case, we’re using nanofilters, which [perform] ‘loose’ reverse osmosis, and we will use much less energy in the process,” says Dr. Rami Messalem BGU's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research.
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