Limerick invention could help solve global water crisis

first_imgEmail Professor Michael Zaworotko at work in the University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute.Photo: Sean CurtinA new material developed at the University of Limerick could help solve the global water crisis by producing water from air.The material has favourable properties for absorbing and releasing water from the atmosphere with the potential to provide water in drought-hit regions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Michael Zaworotko, Research Professor at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, has developed the crystalline material after decades of research.It has been developed as a commercially viable nanomaterial by Molecule RND, an international incubator fund established at UL to work in collaboration with Prof Zaworotko.Molecule already has orders for the first available commercial units, with a prototype water generator delivering water with low purity without any filtration.Stating that the material could replace the silica traditionally used in dehumidification systems in buildings, Prof Zaworotko said that it would require substantially less energy to maintain air quality in buildings around the world,”The material could also capture water from the atmosphere in arid regions.“Even in zones of very low humidity, there is still some water in the atmosphere. This material could be applied to capture the water from the air, meaning you could potentially grow crops there.“Without water, there is no life. About one-third of the world’s population does not have access to pure water and this technology helps to solve that problem,” he added. Facebook University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyNewsResearchUniversity of Limerick University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick Printcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleGlobal Limerick Company Shortlisted for National AwardNext articleDrugs epidemic threatens to engulf Limerick City Meghan Brosnan NewsEducationLimerick invention could help solve global water crisisBy Meghan Brosnan – October 31, 2019 292 Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties last_img read more

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British news presenter advises Dominicans to keep whales safe

first_img Share 55 Views   one comment Mural being painted on northern wall of the Roseau city council offic A British presenter best known for looking at organic and sustainable ways of using natural resources wants Dominicans to keep whales safe and to encourage further respect of them in the future. Jimmy Doherty who has been in Dominica for the past two weeks filming a programme on whales off the shores of Dominica is reminding the country that the Health of the whales impacts on the health of the sea on which we all depend. Jimmy’s adventure will be made into a 90 minute documentary for channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Part of Jimmy’s effort to ensure that Whales are kept safe in Dominica a mural supported by Harris paints was painted on the northern wall of the Roseau city council office symbolizing the core of the message. “We have been here for two weeks and our mission is to find out more about your fantastic sperm whales, what they eat, what are their lives like…Dominica is blessed with natural beauty. After filming here for two weeks we wanted to leave something that everyone can enjoy,” he said.Meantime, Mayor of Roseau Cecil Joseph has called on Dominicans to preserve our waters in other to keep whales safe. “It is always important to preserve specie. I can Say that Dominica is very lucky to have some of the best sets of whales in the world. We must also work in preserving our water,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews British news presenter advises Dominicans to keep whales safe by: – March 30, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

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