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Published on December 13th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

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Water Treatment, Water Desalination, and Electricity Generation All-in-One

December 13th, 2010 by

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In an amazing sustainability quadruple play, researchers at the University of Colorado Denver are working on a fuel cell that can desalinate water, treat wastewater and generate electricity in a single process, while producing hydrogen gas that is re-used to make the treatment process run efficiently. What’s amazing about it is that the operation is run by microscopic living organisms that exist all around us and even inside of us, otherwise known as microbes – yes, microbes.

That’s the intro to a good piece on what looks like a potentially ground-breaking new technology to address our growing water and energy problems. Read the full story on our sister site, Cleantechnica: New Low Energy Water Treatment Purifies, Desalinates and Makes Hydrogen, Too.

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Photo Credit: Water by Pink Sherbet Photography via flickr (CC license)

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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