Chinese scientists have developed a new seawater desalination technology
Just recently, Chinese scientists have developed a new seawater desalination technology. This technology uses solar energy, which is not only clean and environmentally friendly, but also has high desalination efficiency while keeping the cost of desalination devices low. Therefore, it is a very promising technology. The new technology and related results have been published in the "American Physical Union".
Generally, there are two main uses of solar energy-converting solar energy into electrical energy through photovoltaic processes, and converting solar energy into thermal energy through photothermal processes. Different from the photovoltaic process, solar thermal conversion technology uses photothermal materials to collect solar energy and convert it into thermal energy. It has been used in many important industrial processes, such as powering electricity and driving turbines. This solar water desalination device also uses a photothermal process.