31 Aug '13, 6am

Drinking Water From Fracking Waste? Researchers Propose Using Gas Hydrates Produced By

Drinking Water From Fracking Waste? Researchers Propose Using Gas Hydrates Produced By

A gas hydrate consists of only water and a gas such as methane, the stuff of natural gas. Thus, when hydrates form, salts and other impurities are left behind. When the hydrate breaks down, the gas and pure water are released. However, forming the gas hydrate used in desalination required costly chilling of the water to 28 degrees Fahrenheit. Researchers Yongkoo Seol and Jong-Ho Cha sought to develop a less costly version of the method, which involves a variation on methane hydrates, chunks of ice retrieved from deep below the sea that burst into flame when brought to the surface. They describe development and laboratory testing of a new type of gas hydrate desalination technique. They formed the hydrates from water and carbon dioxide with the gases cyclopentane and cyclohexane, which made the method work more efficiently. It removed more than 90% of the salt compared to 7...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/08/31/drinking-water-from-f...

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