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South Korea develops cheaper gas hydrate desalination technology

South Korea is developing new desalination technology using natural gas hydrate which entails removing gas from methane hydrate, a crystalline compound consisting of gas molecules surrounded by a cage of water molecules.

Hydrate commonly forms during offshore gas drilling when water is condensed in the presence of methane at a high pressure and low temperature.

Test results showed that the Korean technology lowers salinity by 80 percent, far more than a U.S. team’s 60 per cent.

Read the full report at The Korea Herald. Image courtesy KITECH.

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