ASSOCIATED PRESS, AUGUST 3, 2006
COLUMBIA, S.C. The University of South Carolina says water purification technology by one of its researchers will enter the market under a new licensing agreement with The Dow Chemical Company.
Chemical engineer Tom Davis’ technology is a method of removing salt from a liquid.
The technology, called Zero Discharge Desalination, employs a water purification process that separates calcium and sulfate to create two steams of salt.
The technology could benefit communities in the western U-S, where groundwater is limited and often tainted.