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Damian Palin:
Damian Palin: Mineralen ontginnen uit zeewater

TED2012 · 3:01 · Filmed Feb 2012
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Damian Palin: Damian Palin: Mineralen ontginnen uit zeewater
3:01 · Filmed February 2012 at TED2012 · Subtitles available in 39 languages

De wereld heeft schoon water nodig. Steeds vaker halen we dat uit de oceanen, ontzilten we het en drinken we het. Maar wat doen we met de pekel die achterblijft? In deze intrigerende korte talk doet TED Fellow Damian Palin een voorstel: ontgin het om andere mineralen te winnen die we nodig hebben, met de hulp van wat metaalvretende bacteriën.

Biological miner
Damian Palin is developing a way to use bacteria to biologically "mine" minerals from water — specifically, out of the brine left over from the desalinization process. Full bio
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