Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new water treatment technologies. Graphene-oxide membranes have already demonstrated the potential of filtering out small nanoparticles, organic molecules, and even large salts. But, they couldn’t be used for sieving common salts used in desalination technologies, which require even smaller sieves.
BCC Research identifies the controlled release of a substance as a niche application because it comes at a premium and it’s used only during selected applications. One such niche is the agricultural market.
Last August, an ocean-going laker set precedent as it entered the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, which is located on Lake Michigan. The Federal Caribou is equipped with a ballast water treatment system (BWTS), a first for ships transiting the Great Lakes.