Graphene and desalination
A membrane made of graphene filters the water and remove the contaminants effectively
This material can transform a photon into multiple electrons capable of carrying electricity. Now also, on rainy days.
Taking into account that graphene is transparent and one of its most valuable properties is conductivity, it´s no strange thing that research studies regarding this material are mostly related to its use in photovoltaic panels. In fact, several scientists have proven that this material can transform a photon into multiple electrons capable of carrying electricity.
Currently, a Chinese research team has gone a step further by developing graphene solar-pluvial panels capable of generating energy from rainfall. These panels feature a graphene coating that reacts to the ions inside raindrops by generating electricity. Scientists are still trying to enhance their properties, since they don´t improve the performance of current panels in sunny days as of yet, but it could be a perfect solution for taking advantage of solar energy in low sunshine areas.