Graphene-oxide sieve: A new hope for humanity

Graphene-oxide sieve- a new hope for people on Earth. The earth is the great gift ever given to Mankind and other creature. Everything needed to continue living is provided by Earth. It comes in the form of different resources. Growing urbanization is destroying and polluting these resources one by one.

The most important resource ever for all living creatures is water.  70% of Earth is covered with water. Drinking water is only 30% and the rest is sea or ocean water.

Bad human practices are creating threats to the 30% of drinking water source. A scientist has now designed a tool to convert oceanic water to safe drinking water in a very economical method.

What turns sea water into drinking water?

Many scientists are working hard to do something effective in order to change the climatic and environmental conditions. The scientists have invented the graphene-based sieve which converts the salty sea water into drinking water. This method of desalination is performed by the tool which has graphene- oxide membrane. It sieves the salt out of the seawater and makes it suitable for drinking.

Although there are many mechanical techniques are there which makes the water suitable for drinking. But they are all used with limitations.

What is a graphene-based sieve?

Many environmental specialists have involved in an experiment this innovation. The graphene oxide membrane is a very good element in desalination and filtration of water. But this element swells up when immersed in a large amount of water. Also, they collect the large particles and small salt elements remain in the water.

The membrane has lots of pores, so the water can easily pass through the membrane but salt cannot. This coated graphene oxide is immersed in collected seawater tank. The membrane collects all the salt present in the sea water. The water becomes fresh and suitable for drinking.

Advantages of the graphene-oxide based sieve?

There are many advantages of this tool which are effective in present environmental situations:
• It solves the issue of fresh water easily.
• This is an economical and convenient method to make water for drinking purpose.
• It converts the maximum amount of water into fresh water.
• The salt collected by the membrane can be reused.
• This method increases water resources.
• It solves the problem of drinking water very easily and in a convenient manner.
• It converts the water in minimum time and in less complicated manner.

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