Researcher manipulates micro-scale phenomena to optimize energy conversion devices

You can quickly run out of fingers and toes counting the many ways we waste energy. Take our sewage systems, for example: The energetic content of wastewater is about 10 times the amount of energy it takes to process it. In the U.S., we spend 3 percent of our energy on processing wastewater, which means the equivalent of some 30 percent of our energy is simply draining away.

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