Clean water is fundamental to life and yet nearly a billion people worldwide lack access to it. Researchers used IBM’s World Community Grid to simulate water flow through carbon nanotubes, revealing a phenomenon that can significantly increase the water flow rate. These breakthrough findings have the potential to improve water filtration and desalinization technologies, and may even lead to applications in clean energy and medicine.
This work was the result of a research project called Computing for Clean Water, led by an international team of researchers including Dr Francois Grey, Professor at the University of Geneva and an advocate of public engagement in scientific research.
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