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The development could spare underdeveloped countries from having to build exotic, expensive pumping stations needed in plants that use a desalination process called reverse osmosis.

"It's 500 times thinner than the best filter on the market today and a thousand times stronger," said John Stetson, the engineer who has been working on the idea. "The energy that's required and the pressure that's required to filter salt is approximately 100 times less."

Nice to see, certainly a worthwhile endeavor...
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Yet another miracle out of graphene...seriously...this stuff will be the future.
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Yet another miracle out of graphene...seriously...this stuff will be the future.
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graphene. is this like a fancy carbon filter?
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Water purifier or new high tech sea salt extractor?
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graphene. is this like a fancy carbon filter?

Yes in the same way a diamond is only a pretty lump of tightly packed carbon.
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It's 500 times thinner than the best filter on the market today and a thousand times stronger,
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"It looks like chicken wire under a microscope, if you could get an electron microscope picture of it," he said. "It's all little carbon atoms tied together in a diaphanous, smooth film that's beautiful and continuous. But it's one atom thick and it's a thousand time stronger than steel."
    
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Reverse osmosis is a thing? I thought that was just Gatorade putting random sciencey sounding words together.
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hope to see this in practice
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Reverse osmosis is a thing? I thought that was just Gatorade putting random sciencey sounding words together.

It is indeed a thing.
    
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hope to see this in practice

its a fancy word of saying "filtering" except the filter is so fine that only particles a certain size can pass through
 
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Lol don't they teach what reverse osmosis is in high school in Canada?
    
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