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UCLA researchers unveil a better way to clean brackish water
UCLA researchers unveil a better way to clean brackish water

UCLA researchers this week rolled out a new mobile water treatment technology designed to cut the costs of getting the salt out of brackish groundwater and agricultural runoff. It’s a desalination plant installed in 40-foot cargo container able to treat up to 25,000 gallons of water a day — enough to provide about 50,000 people with clean, fresh water for reuse in irrigation and household uses. Yoram Cohen, a professor at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, invented and designed the water treatment system, which is operated by remote control and forces water through a membrane to catch the salt and other minerals. “The key is that...

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