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October 23rd, 2007

Natural slime control aids desalination

Abstract:
Scientists from the Environmental Biotechnology CRC (EBCRC) have discovered natural cell signalling pathways that can control bacterial slime on membranes, which will lead to more efficient desalination and water recycling plants.

"New discoveries in microbiology and nanotechnology applied to reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology will allow increased energy efficiency of desalination and water recycling plants around the world", said Dr David Garman, Environmental Biotechnology CRC Executive Director and the President of the International Water Association. Dr Garman opened the World Congress on Desalination & Water Reuse in Spain yesterday.

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