Radical desalination approach may disrupt the water industry

Columbia Engineering researchers report that they have developed a radically different desalination approach–“temperature swing solvent extraction (TSSE)”–for hypersaline brines. Their study demonstrates that TSSE can desalinate very high-salinity brines, up to seven times the concentration of seawater. Says PI Ngai Yin Yip, “Our results show that TSSE could be a disruptive technology–it’s effective, efficient, scalable, and can be sustainably powered.”
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org