Scientists in India found a way to make water from sea drinkable for humans. This process can prepare 6.3 million liter of drinkable water every day. This method also can make filtration of groundwater which contains arsenic and uranium.
This project was developed in Tamil Nadu’s Kalpakkam and it was built from team of scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. It uses waste steam from a nuclear reactor to purify the seawater.
At this moment the fresh water is being used at the Kudankulam nuclear reactor and it doesn’t have saline at all.
“Besides, BARC has developed several membranes, by which, at a very small cost, groundwater contaminated by uranium or arsenic can be purified and make fit for drinking,” – said KN Vyas, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pedalled a bicycle that had a water purifier installed on it. It turns dirty contaminated water into potable water. Turning the pedals produces the energy the purifier needs.
The scientists also made several household water purifiers. They use thin membranes and special filters to separate the contaminants.