Here is the youtube video from NEWT, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvIiXqukFuA.
Here is the Facebook post where I pose a few questions…
Recycling/treating oil & gas wastewater/brine using solar panels begs yet another question… “Why do they need the energy from solar panels when the natural heat from the wastewater can be used as an energy source?”
There is validity in the need for the frackers to decrease their water footprint because it requires 10 barrels of water to make 1 barrel of oil. From there the other water footprint comes in the disposal/injection needs of the wastewater disturbed from the bowels of the earth. Per http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/16/waste-water-barrel_n_1208587.html …“The average oil well produces 7.6 barrels of water for every barrel of crude. The water/oil ratio can rise to as much as 24:1 or even 42:1 in states like Florida and Illinois. On average, 88 percent of the material brought to the surface from an oil well is water, rising to 98 percent for wells nearing the end of their productive lives. For gas wells, 260 barrels of water are produced for every million cubic feet of natural gas”.
Nevertheless, here is the info on how to desalinate polluted water using solar panels….
Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation technology, (NESMD)
After watching this FB video and reading the abstract on this white paper, http://www.pnas.org/content/114/27/6936, I bet they do not plan to use O&G brine to create drinking distillate? If so, how would they prevent PAH offgassing interference with the CBNP membrane as discussed in this article, https://particleandfibretoxicology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12989-017-0189-1?