Thermal desalination using a non-boiling bubble column

  title={Thermal desalination using a non-boiling bubble column},
  author={Mathew Francis and Richard Mark Pashley},
An unusual property of seawater, that is its ability to inhibit air bubble coalescence, has been used as the basis for a new method of desalination. In this process water vapour can be captured, transferred and collected using a simple, continuous, fine bubble column operated at temperatures well below the boiling point. The inhibition of bubble coalescence in salt solutions facilitates the design of a bubble column with a high volume fraction of small air bubbles, continuously colliding but… CONTINUE READING