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Damian Palin:
Damian Palin: Mineração a partir da água do mar

TED2012 · 3:01 · Filmed Feb 2012
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Damian Palin: Damian Palin: Mineração a partir da água do mar
3:01 · Filmed February 2012 at TED2012 · Subtitles available in 40 languages

O mundo precisa de água limpa e, cada vez mais, estamos a retirá-la dos oceanos, dessalinizando-a e bebendo-a. Mas o que fazer com a salmoura, resíduo que resulta deste processo? Nesta breve e curiosa palestra, o TED Fellow Damian Palin propõe uma ideia: Minerar a salmoura para extrair outros minerais de que precisamos, com a colaboração de algumas bactérias comedoras de metal.

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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