Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tepco Building Ice Walls to Prevent Groundwater Contamination

Tepco is considering “liquid glass” barriers of sodium silicate in the ground to stop the spread of contaminated water. This “subterranean bypass” created by the world’s longest underground “ice wall” should stop groundwater from reaching the reactors and block irradiated … Continue reading

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Gas Hydrate Desalination

Interesting way to desalinate salty water. Gas hydrate consists of only water and a gas, such as methane, the stuff of natural gas. When hydrates form, salts and other impurities are left behind. Hydrates were formed from water and carbon … Continue reading

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