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 dioxide mixed with the gases cyclopentane and cyclohexane, which made the method work more efficiently. It removed more than 90 percent of the salt.

Oil and gas production, particularly fracking, use extreme amounts of water and produce as a byproduct almost 10 barrels of salty water for every barrel of oil.

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