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January 28th, 2009
Electrochemical capacitors developed for water desalination
The latest advances in electrochemical capacitors have led to research of new water desalination devices.
Currently, the best available technology is reverse osmosis, although this is highly energy-consuming and expensive.
However, a joint research project by Spanish company Proingesa and science institution Imdea is to design a low-cost capacitive deionisation device based on nanomaterials that were developed for the last generation of electrochemical capacitors.
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