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EPA Grant Number: SU834294
Title: Concentrated Solar Distillation as a Means to Purify Saline/Brackish Water

University of California - Riverside students are designing and testing a still that uses a Fresnel lens, a special type of magnifying glass, to make drinking water from saline/brackish water. The approach will be more environmentally friendly than standard reverse osmosis and ion exchange systems since it uses less energy and does not use chemical membranes or resins.

Challenge Area(s): Water

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