IGEM:Melbourne/2008/ProjectIdeas/Desal

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22/12/2007 - Simon Takouridis

Investigation into halophilic bacteria or archaea I think is necessary because these organisms thrive in hypersaline conditions. For this reason it may be possible for them to sequester more salt from solution whilst maintaining structural integrity.

Linked here is a pdf about halophiles

I think this project has the advantages of being a possibly feasible persuit and a great benefit to mankind if successful.


22/12/2007 - Simon Takouridis

I think after the bacteria has taken up the salt from solution, they can easily be removed using a filter thereby leaving drinking water.


22/12/2007 - Simon Takouridis

I think we may have to find an halophile that will not lyse in distilled water. There are many sorts of halophiles out there.


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