Damian Palin:
Damian Palin : Extraire des minéraux de l’eau de mer

TED2012 · 3:01 · Filmed Feb 2012
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Le monde a besoin d’eau potable, et nous la tirons de plus en plus des océans, et nous la buvons après l’avoir dessalée. Mais quoi faire de la saumure qui reste? Au cours de cette conférence courte et fascinante, le TED Fellow Damien Palin propose l’idée d’en extraire d’autres minéraux dont nous avons besoin, avec l’aide de quelques bactéries collaboratives et grignoteuses de métaux.

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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