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Portable Desalination Unit

Published on May 02, 2022
Current Context: Researchers at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have developed a Portable Desalination kit.
Portable Desalination Unit
  • Based on Ion Concentration Polarization technology, the researchers at the biophysics laboratory have developed a Portable Desalination Unit that can turn the oceanic water into potable water.
  • Professor Jongyoon Han of the electrical engineering wing and his team achieved this feat which will transform coastal tourism and help evolve similar sustainable solutions.
  • The unit costs 50 USD, which is very much affordable. The kit uses ion concentration polarization to remove the impurities along with pathogens by creating an electric field.


Q.1 Which institute has developed a portable desalination unit, that can convert ocean water into potable water?
a. IIT Delhi
b. IIT Madras
c. IMD Pune
d. MIT
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