News Desalination for Water Supply: Is energy consumption manageable?

J-WAFS June 26, 2017

MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab John Lienhard delivered the 2016 John R. Freeman lecture at Northeastern University on April 11th, 2016. In this hour-long lecture, Prof. Lienhard discusses research on the causes of energy inefficiency in various desalination processes and outlines efforts to adapt concepts from thermal engineering to improve the design of thermal and membrane desalination systems.