Dialysis cells may help clean up fracking

05/22/2014 | Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), The

Advanced dialysis cells can desalinate wastewater from hydraulic fracturing and produce valuable byproducts that can be employed onsite, according to this article. The cells, developed at the University of British Columbia, also use excess carbon dioxide in the process, which holds the promise of reducing the environmental effects of fracking. "What is most striking about this technology is that it uses waste inputs to do the work of desalination and it produces high-value chemicals at the back end," said project member Alfred Lam.

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