Drinking Water Thru Desalination
Apr10

Drinking Water Thru Desalination

Water shortages and poor water quality are considered as the major obstacles to achieving sustainable development and improvement in the quality of life. According to the United Nations, by 2030, water demand will exceed supply by 40%. The use of desalination technology is seen as the looming alternative to tackling water shortage in the coming years. Dr A N Brijesh Nair, Professor, VIT University, Vellore, gives a clear picture of...

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Beware of your Drinking Water!
Sep30

Beware of your Drinking Water!

“Now you can drink the water from the well” – every year my grandmother used to tell all of us soon after the health inspectors visited our village on the onset of monsoon in Kerala and dumped lots of chlorine in the well water. The reason for the visit of health inspector is that, in the area where we lived the ground water level almost reaches the surface and almost all wells starts overflowing. To prevent contamination of well...

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