It would probably surprise you to learn that after agriculture, the water needed to cool power plants is the second biggest user of water in America, consuming nearly 40% of our nation’s total. But now, two scientists at the University of Florida are now working on a way to turn that wastewater into millions of gallons of fresh H2O. According to the Christian Science Monitor, the idea is to take the water heated by the power plants and flow it through a tower structure to force evaporation. Ultimately, the captured, condensed water would be salt-free, and with one 100 megawatt power plant capable of producing 1.5 million gallons of fresh water, this is certainly a fountain of good news.

Author