New stable water-splitting catalyst doesn’t require expensive iridium

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Researchers have developed a nickel-stabilized, ruthenium dioxide (Ni-RuO 2 ) anode catalyst for proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis. The Ni-RuO 2 catalyst shows high activity and durability in acidic OER for PEM water electrolysis. A schematic shows the experimental water electrolyzer developed at Rice to use a nickel-doped ruthenium catalyst. That’s why the only practical material used in commercial proton exchange membrane water electrolyzers is iridium.

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Audi plans to cut water consumption in production in half by 2035

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Audi has included the economical and efficient use of water as a key aspect of its Mission:Zero environmental program. The company plans to keep its own water consumption to a minimum and stop using drinking water in vehicle production in the future.

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Researchers produce green syngas using CO2, water and sunlight

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Researchers from the University of Michigan and McGill University in Canada report photochemical syngas synthesis using a core/shell Au@Cr 2 O 3 dual cocatalyst in coordination with multistacked InGaN/GaN nanowires (NWs) with the sole inputs of CO 2 , water, and solar light.

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Pitt engineers using membrane distillation to recycle water used in fracking and drilling

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As demand for new energy sources grows, the wastewater co-produced alongside oil and gas (produced water) shows no signs of slowing down: The current volume of wastewater—the result of water forced underground to fracture rock and release the deposits—is estimated at 250 million barrels per day, compared to 80 million barrels per day of oil. The surfactants will cause wetting of the membrane, which will deteriorate the quality of the recovered water.

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Roskill: concerns over water consumption exposes lithium brine producers to ESG risk

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One environmental concern of the downstream sector is that of water consumption at lithium brine facilities, which operate in some of the driest areas on the planet. These operations take large volumes of water and brine for their process and to run their operations.

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Schlumberger to integrate Gradient water technology in direct lithium extraction process

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Schlumberger has entered into a partnership with Gradiant , a global water solutions provider, to introduce a key sustainable technology into the production process for battery-grade lithium compounds. The collaboration will enable the lithium industry to meet surging mineral demand with a previously unattainable level of water utilization, by simultaneously lowering the consumption of fresh water and reducing wastewater.

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National Alliance for Water Innovation to lead DOE energy-water desalination hub

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) to lead a US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy-Water Desalination Hub that will address water security issues in the United States. This suite of technologies will treat “non-traditional” water sources for multiple end-use applications. The fresh water produced can be used for agriculture, industry, and for drinking. Market Background Water

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An invisible water crisis is affecting water quality globally

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Researchers at Utrecht University have concluded that severe water quality issues are being caused by an invisible water crisis. The post An invisible water crisis is affecting water quality globally appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Argonne releases updated WATER computer model to help bioenergy developers conserve water

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The model , called Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources or WATER, has users from more than 35 US states. This map depicts water availability by county; areas shown in orange are under higher levels of water stress. It provides an in-depth analysis of water consumption used in the development of bioenergy, allowing industry leaders to make better informed decisions about what types of feedstock are most appropriate for use in water-limited areas.

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Wonderful Oil Waste Water Makes Tangerines Not So Cute, But Makes Toxic Resnicks Filthy Rich #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Innovative water treatment at Audi Ingolstadt saves up to 500,000 cubic meters of fresh water a year; heading to ZLD

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Audi has put a new service-water supply center into operation at the Ingolstadt site. In this way, Audi will saves up to 500,000 cubic meters of fresh water each year. The heart of the service-water supply center is a membrane bioreactor (MBR). Water is necessary in the entire manufacturing process of an automobile—in the paint shop, for example. With the new service-water supply center, Audi is making more efficient use of water as a resource.

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Photocatalytic optical fibers convert water into hydrogen

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Researchers at the University of Southampton have transformed optical fibers into photocatalytic microreactors that convert water into hydrogen fuel using solar energy.

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GM sets new goal to reduce water intensity by 35% by 2035

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General Motors plans to reduce water intensity of its operations by 35% by 2035, compared to a 2010 baseline, which could result in enough savings to fill about 4,254 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The automaker has also signed the CEO Water Mandate—a UN Global Compact initiative—joining other global business leaders to address key challenges around water security and further aligning to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Study finds direct seawater splitting has substantial drawbacks to conventional water splitting, offers almost no advantage

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A study by a team of researchers from Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft has found that direct seawater splitting for hydrogen production has substantial drawbacks compared to conventional water splitting and offers almost no advantage.

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Innovating the Green Deal for a better water future

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The post Innovating the Green Deal for a better water future appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Climate Change Pollution The Innovation Platform Issue 11 Water Supply

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Lawrence Livermore publishes state-by-state energy/water Sankey diagrams

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For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has published state-by-state energy and water Sankey diagrams in one location so that analysts and policymakers can find all the information they need in one place. These diagrams depict energy use and water flow during the year 2010, the latest year for which comprehensive data is available. General location of energy and water categories. Energy and water generally “flows” from left to right.

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Drone technology elevates innovation in water risk applications

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Read how RSS-Hydro is leading several innovative projects for the use of drone technology in water-based risk applications. The post Drone technology elevates innovation in water risk applications appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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Mitigating water-related natural disasters with new technology

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Dr Hamid Mehmood, Senior Researcher at the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health, spoke to Innovation News Network about the development of a new flood mapping tool to mitigate water-related natural disasters.

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USBR cuts 613,000 acre-feet of water from Colorado River users; Lake Mead to operate in Shortage Condition 1 for 1st time

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The projected water year 2021 unregulated inflow into Lake Powell—the amount that would have flowed to Lake Mead, the reservoir created by Hoover Dam, without the benefit of storage behind Glen Canyon Dam—is approximately 32% of average. Lake Powell water elevation.

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NREL, Berkeley Lab propose efficiency and stability best-practices for solar water-splitting

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Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting, which relies on sunlight to split water into oxygen and hydrogen, stands out as potentially one of the most sustainable routes to clean energy. Research into photovoltaics has allowed a certification of cell efficiencies, but PEC water-splitting efficiency measurements do not yet have a widely accepted protocol. PEC water-splitting was first noted in scientific publications in 1972.

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Mitigating the impacts of climate change on the water cycle

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Marc Hannis, Principal of Ofwat’s Water Innovation Fund, outlines the impacts of climate change on the water cycle. The post Mitigating the impacts of climate change on the water cycle appeared first on Innovation News Network. Environment Climate Change Pollution The Innovation Platform Issue 11 Water Supply

Texas: From Shale Boom to Water Revolution

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Now the slick but dry state is becoming famous for water: that precious element that both resolves the drought problem and also makes it possible to pump more oil out of the ground. Not only does Texas have the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford shale, but it also has the Gulf of Mexico and its massive oil deposits and endless gallons of seawater that are now economically treatable thanks to next generation water processing technology. A Water Revolution Takes Root.

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Novel inexpensive cobalt-nickel electrode for efficient water and urea electrolysis; yolk-shell nanoparticles

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Both half reactions of water electrolysis—hydrogen and oxygen evolution—are unfortunately slow and require a lot of power. Both water and urea electrolysis require comparatively low cell voltage (1.544 V or 1.402 V, respectively, at 10 mA cm– 2 over 100 hours).

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Tokyo Tech team develops high-performance bimetallic OER electrocatalyst for water splitting

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A team led by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered a new bimetallic electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in electrochemical water splitting: CaFe 2 O 4.

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thyssenkrupp offering large-scale water electrolysis

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thyssenkrupp recently introduced industrial-scale water electrolysis for large projects. By splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, this technology delivers “green” hydrogen, a clean, CO 2 -free energy carrier. The only inputs needed are water and renewable electricity from wind, hydro power or photovoltaics. The advanced water electrolysis features a well-proven cell design paired with an especially large active cell area of 2.7

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DOE releases report on water-energy nexus

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus for DOE and its partners and lays the foundation for future efforts. Present day water and energy systems are tightly intertwined. Water is used in all phases of energy production and electricity generation. Energy is required to extract, convey, and deliver water of appropriate quality for diverse human uses.

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Subsurface water on Mars subverts predictions

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mission has led to several revelations about water on Mars. The post Subsurface water on Mars subverts predictions appeared first on Innovation News Network. A new analysis of seismic data from NASA’s Mars InSight?mission

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Scientists discover that graphene electrodes can break water molecules

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Scientists are using graphene to pull water molecules apart, which could help generate hydrogen fuel from water. The post Scientists discover that graphene electrodes can break water molecules appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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SEAT has lowered water consumption per car produced by 31% over past 8 years

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SEAT has succeeded in lowering its water consumption per car produced by 31% in the past 8 years and is moving towards the goal of achieving 38% by 2025. The paint workshop and the rain test booth are the areas that consume the most water and where most progress has been made. Water consumption at the Martorell factory amounted to around 1,170,000 m 3 in 2018, the equivalent of 470 Olympic swimming pools. Manufacturing Sustainability Water

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Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans deploys 6 plug-in hybrid pickups from XL Fleet

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In order to advance its fleet electrification and emissions reduction goals, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has deployed six new XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks to its fleet.

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Tesla water supply, drinking water not at risk due to increase pumping rates: Environment Minister

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Brandenburg State Environment Minister Axel Vogel said on Wednesday during a State Parliament meeting in Potsdam that Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin, nor the approved contracts for increased water withdrawal, have any negative effects on the drinking water of 170,000 people.

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L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

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I’ve been seeing the b t full page ads for Icelandic Glacial water in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times for months now and every time I do they p**s me off. . If you know the Creative Greenius you know that I am easily pissed off by the charlatans, greenwashers and pompous posers who prey upon the ill-informed and gullible and that’s exactly what Icelandic Glacial water is and does. All three friends chose the tap water. Source of an Epic FAIL.

China team develops highly active catalyst for hydrogen production from methanol-water

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Methanol–water reforming could prove to be a promising solution for hydrogen production/transportation in stationary and mobile hydrogen applications. MoC produces an active interfacial structure for water dissociation, methanol activation, and successive reforming processes with compatible activity. MoC Catalyst for Hydrogen Production from Methanol/Water” Journal of the American Chemical Society doi: 10.1021/jacs.0c10776.

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Researchers develop two-step method for efficient decoupled water splitting

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A team of researchers in Israel has developed a two-step electrochemical-chemical cycle for decoupled water splitting with high efficiency. In a purely electrolytic scheme, the water oxidation and reduction reactions are tightly coupled in both time and space, as they occur simultaneously at two electrodes—an anode and a cathode—placed together in the same cell. Schematic of alkaline water electrolysis and the E-TAC water-splitting process.

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Cambridge researchers develop standalone device that makes formic acid from sunlight, CO2 and water

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge, with colleagues at the University of Tokyo, have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into formic acid, a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.

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The Game-Changing Water Revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

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Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering. For the North American shale boom, the lack of water is suffocating. The water revolution is here, according to Stanley Weiner, CEO of STW Resources -a Texas-based company that has the exclusive North American license for Dutch-developed next-generation Salttech desalination technology.

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High volume of water discovered inside Earth’s mantle

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Geologists have discovered that the transition zone between Earth’s upper and lower mantle contains considerable amounts of water. The post High volume of water discovered inside Earth’s mantle appeared first on Innovation News Network.

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ArcelorMittal makes US$5M investment in H2Pro to support novel new water-splitting technology E-TAC

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H2Pro is developing a new way of producing hydrogen from water. Similar to electrolysis, its technology, E-TAC (Electrochemical – Thermally Activated Chemical)—developed at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology—uses electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

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Uppsala team develops composite polymer dots for efficient, stable H2 production from water and sunlight

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Researchers at Uppsala University have developed photocatalytic composite polymer nanoparticles (“polymer dots”) that show promising performance and stability for the production of hydrogen from water and sunlight. Since polymer dots (Pdots) are so tiny, they are evenly distributed in water.

Albemarle inaugurates new $500M lithium plant in Chile; doubling production and reducing water consumption by 30%/tonne

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The new plant includes a US$100-million thermal evaporator that is designed to reduce the amount of fresh water per metric ton used during the process at La Negra considerably. It recovers the water from what is commonly called the “mother liquor” and then recycles it in the production process of technical-grade and battery-grade lithium carbonate. The technology is intended to reduce water consumption by up to 30% per metric ton.

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Water Scarcity Concerns Drive Semiconductor Industry to Adopt New Technologies

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And chip fabs need a lot of water to operate. By some estimates , a large chip fab can use up to 10 million gallons of water a day, which is equivalent to the water consumption of roughly 300,000 households. Some manufacturers still only recycle 40 percent of the water they use.”

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ULEMCo delivers water tanker converted to use hydrogen dual fuel

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UK-based ULEMCo has worked with Yorkshire Water to produce what is believed to be the first water tanker anywhere to operate on hydrogen fuel. The new 7.5

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Israeli team develops decoupled PEC water-splitting system for centralized production of H2

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Researchers in Israel have designed a separate-cell photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting system with decoupled hydrogen and oxygen cells for centralized hydrogen production. Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Cell Architectures. (A)

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