Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a revolutionary desalination process
that has the potential to be operated in mobile, solar-powered units. The process is low cost, low energy and low maintenance, and has the potential to provide safe water to communities in remote and disaster-struck areas where fresh water is in short supply.
Unlike the classical desalination process, where water rather than salt is pumped through a membrane,this process pumps salt out of seawater. The process is as yet only at the proof of conceptstage.