Researchers at Iranian Amirkabir University of Technology have designed a new seawater desalination machine capable of purifying water using water membranes.
The head of the team of researchers who have designed the new seawater desalination machine said that according to global figures, water share for every Iranian citizen will reach less than 1,400 cubic meters per person per year by 2021, indicating the fact that Iran is going to face a water crisis.
Solmaz Valizadeh stated that building necessary infrastructure to solve this problem should be a top priority, adding, given the fact the geographic location of Iran and its easy access to seas such as the Sea of Oman, seawater sweetening is one of the most effective solutions for solving water shortages problem in the country.
Valizadeh said that her team at Amirkabir University of Technology have designed a new seawater desalination machine that is also capable of separating heavy metals from industrial waste water.
The machine can be used in research centers, for example at textile industry, which are working on water purification to eliminate water pollution.
She said that their device is different from other types of seawater desalination machines produced inside the country, stressing that other domestically-produced devices are not completely made of stainless steel and polymer is partly used in their bodies, while their device is made entirely of stainless steel.
The head of the team of the Amirkabir university researchers added that polymer reduces the machine’s pressure tolerance.
date: 19 June 2018 id: 29766 source: mehrnews