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ABSTRACT/SYNOPSIS Alternative new technologies are urgently needed to overcome the rapidly increasing global water scarcity. Atmospheric dew water is a potential source of potable water, as the earth’s atmosphere contains billions of tons of freshwater (98% in a vapor state). The atmospheric water generator (AWG) converts water vapor into liquid water and is a promising...
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ABSTRACT/SYNOPSIS Water is one of the most important and treasured natural resources supporting the diverse array of life on earth. Rapid depletion of fresh potable water reserves, contamination of existing sources, and generation of large amounts of wastewater due to anthropogenic activities have forced scientists worldwide to find alternate sources of potable water and to...
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ABSTRACT/SYNOPSIS Desalination of seawater provides a climate-independent source of water for critical human needs and economic development (industry and agriculture in particular). It is an effective way to secure water supplies against the effects of climate change, a growing population and drought. Desalination is a process of removing dissolved salts from water in order to...
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ABSTRACT/SYNOPSIS The idea of having healthy alternatives to sugary soda drinks and yet provide the same or even better satisfaction and thirst-quenching feeling without being bloated and sluggish sounds too good to be true. This has been made possible thanks to the innovation of sparkling water – a low-calorie alternative to sugary, carbonated drinks. However,...
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Sparkling water or carbonated water has gained tremendous popularity over the last decade. For many people, sparkling water is the perfect beverage — versatile and utterly refreshing, able to cleanse the palate and it contains zero calories. And it sure seems to be having a moment. Sales of packaged sparkling water have skyrocketed since the...
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The popularity and demand of carbonated water has skyrocketed in the last decade. “Carbonated Water” is an umbrella term that consists of different types of products such as – club soda, seltzer, sparkling, and tonic water. This episode discusses the different types of carbonated water available in the market and the different technologies available to...
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Whole-house filtration systems or Point-of-Entry (POE) are water treatment devices that are installed on the main supply line (usually near the water meter or pressurized storage tank and treat all the water used in the home (at the point of entry into the home; thus, the name). Whole- house filtration systems are good to clean...
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The global home water filtration unit market size was valued at USD 8.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 15.9% from 2019 to 2025. In recent years, the market has gained immense traction as a result of changing lifestyles, especially in urban areas. The scarcity of drinking...
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THE NEED FOR DESALINATION AND TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR DESALINATION As the world population is growing, the need for freshwater is increasing. Water desalination is a means for producing fresh water from saline water abundant in seas and oceans. Various technologies have been used to desalinate saline water with different performance characteristics. This article outlines...
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Point-of-use (POU) systems treat the water where we drink or use water such as kitchen faucet, shower head, etc. and include water pitchers, faucet filters and under-sink reverse osmosis (RO) systems. Whole-house/point-of-entry (POE) systems treat the water as it enters a residence. They are usually installed near the water meter (municipal) or pressurized storage tank...
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