Graphene and solar energy
This material can transform a photon into multiple electrons capable of carrying electricity. Now also, on rainy days.
A membrane made of graphene filters the water and remove the contaminants effectively
The field of sustainability has found an essential partner in graphene, and research on desalination and water treatment for this material is very promising.
Under the lens of the microscope, a sheet of graphene is a hexagonal structure featuring extremely small holes, though these remain big enough to allow water molecules to flow through. This permeability could turn graphene into an ideal filter to capture pollutants and purify water.
Some time ago, scientists at the MIT succeeded at removing salt particles from water with the help of graphene nanopores 2 to 3 times faster than current technologies. Besides, a researcher at the University of California has designed a sheer graphene-based membrane capable of filtering water and remove its pollutants effectively and with lower energy usage than current procedures.