Compact enough to be transported anywhere in the back of a van, and capable of generating 6,000 gallons of drinking water per day from the sea or 8,000 to 9,000 gallons per day from brackish groundwater. this new water desalination system can produce enough potable water daily for up to 6,000 to 12,000 people. The system also measures in real-time water pH, temperature, turbidity and salinity.
Alex Bartman (Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering graduate student) working with the Mini-Mobile-Modular (M3) Water Filtration and Desalination System. The M3 can process up to 12, 000 gallons of water per day. The system can be used for both brackish water and seawater desalination.
With access to clean water is no longer just an issue for the developing world, but increasing more an issue in the western US as well as other palacesaround the world California faces its worst drought in recorded history. According to state’s Department of Water Resources, supplies in major reservoirs and many groundwater basins are well below average.
Court-ordered restrictions on water deliveries have reduced supplies from the two largest water systems, and an outdated statewide water system can’t keep up with population growth.
With these critical issues looming large, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science are working hard to help alleviate the state’s water deficit with their new mini-mobile-modular (M3) “smart” water desalination and filtration system. The M3 water desalination system provides an all-in-one mobile testing plant that can be used to test almost any water source
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