New Waves January 2009

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Texas A&M-Qatar researches desalination of water with no brackish water discharge

New research at Texas A&M University at Qatar could mean a major breakthrough to alleviate global water shortages. Based on improved technology, the university’s water and environment research group hopes to desalinate inland water with zero discharge of the brackish groundwater that typically accompanies such operations, according to a Texas A&M System news release.

The improvement would have enormous implications for inland regions in Qatar and other areas with limited freshwater resources that have urgent need for affordable water supplies to meet growing demands, the release said.

The proof-of-concept research study, led by Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, will be funded by a $420,000 grant from Qatar Science & Technology Park.

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