Global Digital Twin Water Markets, 2020-2026: Future Growth Potential Enhanced by Value-based Outcomes and Best Practices on Quick ROI

DUBLIN, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Digital Twin Water Industry 2020-2026 – Digital Water Initiatives to Drive Digital Twin Adoption” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global water industry’s digital twin market was estimated at $415.7 million in 2019 and will grow at a CAGR of 32% until 2026.

This research aims to explore a company’s ‘Growth Zone’ in the water industry through digital twin opportunities. It analyses digital twin architecture, competitive landscape, evaluates potential OPEX savings, and pinpoints the key drivers and restraints influencing the market growth.

The study presents a digital water index for 21 countries, highlights the top three strategic imperatives for participants in the water industry, and discusses competitors’ various solutions and projects.

It also lists ten key growth opportunities for market participants to capitalize on in this high-growth market.

A digital twin is an emerging technology-based application in the water

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Manned Mission To Mars Close To Possibility As New Tech Transforms Salty Water To Oxygen And Fuel

KEY POINTS

  • Unlike NASA’s MOXIE, this new technology can produce oxygen and hydrogen from salty water
  • The team behind this device wants to partner with NASA for its goal of bringing humans to Mars by 2023
  • Apart from Martian missions, the new technology is also useful on Earth

Access to water and fuel remains to be the biggest barrier to manned missions to Mars. The good news is that a new electrolyzer technology could trample that obstacle, making it possible for humans to survive the extreme conditions on the Red Planet. 

A team of engineers developed an electrolyzer device that can turn salty water into fuel and oxygen. Details of their development were published in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

This device can produce 25 times more oxygen than NASA’s Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE), which is currently used by the Perseverance rover that’s currently

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Elephants found to have the highest volume of daily water loss ever recorded in a land animal

African elephant
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A team of researchers from Duke University, the University of the Witwatersrand and Hunter College has found that elephants have the highest volume of daily water loss ever recorded in a land animal. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes experiments they conducted with captive elephants to measure how much water they lose.


Many animals, such as humans, keep cool in hot weather by perspiring—as sweat evaporates, the skin is cooled down. Other animals, such as dogs, keep cool by panting—and still others, such as elephants, have large organs that work as a cooling system—their ears keep them cool when it is hot. Elephants have sweat glands, as well, but they are small and located in their feet, near their cuticles. Elephants are also known to drink an enormous amount of water—hundreds of liters every day. Such huge

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Mars colonists could get fuel and oxygen from water on the Red Planet

Colonists on Mars could one day generate fuel and oxygen from saltwater on the Red Planet, a new study finds.



An artist's illustration of astronauts mining water on Mars.


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An artist’s illustration of astronauts mining water on Mars.

The novel technology behind this advance could also help submarines generate oxygen from seawater on Earth, researchers said.

In order to live on Mars, any potential colonists will need oxygen to breathe and fuels such as hydrogen gas to power their equipment. Any water they find on the Red Planet will therefore prove invaluable, as they can use electricity and other methods to break water down into both hydrogen and oxygen.

Related: How living on Mars could challenge colonists (infographic) 

“Mars is a long way out there, and we are limited in the amount of stuff we can bring with us, so if we can utilize resources already present there, that’s more economical and more viable

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Transportation of water into the deep Earth by Al-phase D — ScienceDaily

Researchers have recently measured the propagation speed of ultrasonic waves in an aluminum-rich hydrous mineral called Al-phase D at pressure conditions relevant to the Earth’s deep mantle. Their results suggest that seismic shear anomalies observed locally beneath subduction zones may reveal the presence of hydrous minerals in the uppermost lower mantle, which would have important implications for the Earth’s interior because hydrogen affects considerably the physical and chemical properties of mantle minerals.

Since the discovery of a water-bearing ringwoodite specimen trapped in a superdeep diamond from Brazil by Pearson et al., in 2014 (published in Nature), there is a regained interest for finding and characterizing the potential carrier and host minerals of water in the deep Earth’s interior. Among the candidate minerals, Dense Hydrous Magnesium Silicates (DHMSs) are considered as primary water carriers from the shallow lithosphere to the deep mantle transition zone (MTZ; 410-660 km in depth), but

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Ultrasensitive transistor for herbicide detection in water — ScienceDaily

A new polymer-based, solid-state transistor can more sensitively detect a weed killer in drinking water than existing hydrogel-based fluorescence sensor chips. The details were published in Chemistry-A European Journal.

The sensor is a specially designed organic thin-film transistor based on semiconducting molecules of carboxylate-functionalized polythiophene (P3CPT). What’s special about this particular device is that, unlike other conjugated polymer-based sensors, this one is a solid-state device that can conduct an electric current when placed inside a fluid.

The device, designed by Tsuyoshi Minami of The University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science and colleagues, works by adding copper ions, which bind to the P3CPT molecules. When the device is placed in water that contains even the smallest amount of the herbicide glyphosate, the copper ions leave the P3CPT molecules to attach to the glyphosate molecules. This causes a detectable reduction in the flow of electric current through the device. Glyphosate

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Italy Fines Apple $12 Million for Misleading iPhone Water Resistance Claims

Apple has been slapped with a 10 million euro ($12 million) fine by Italy’s antitrust watchdog for unfair commercial practices related to its iPhone marketing in the country.

One of the Apple ads cited in the Italian watchdog’s proceedings (credit: setteBIT)

Specifically, Apple is being charged for misleading claims in promotional messages about how deep and how long iPhones can be submerged in water without being damaged.

In marketing materials related to ‌iPhone‌ 8, ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, ‌iPhone XS‌ Max, iPhone 11, ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple said its iPhones were water resistant at a depth of between one and four meters for up to 30 minutes, depending on the model.

However, according to the country’s competition regulator, the messages did not clarify that the claims are only true under specific conditions, for example during controlled laboratory tests with the use

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New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel

New technology will allow astronauts to transform salt water on Mars into oxygen and fuel when they land on the Red Planet in 2033

  • The system is designed with  two sides – one splits the water to form a hydroxyl ion and the other splits it again to produce oxygen
  • It produces 25 times more oxygen than NASA’s MOXIE that is heading to Mars
  • The system would work continuously on Mars and could be used in the deep sea 

There is water on Mars, but much of it is frozen and the rest is teaming with salt – rendering it useless to future astronauts who are set to land on the planet by 2033.

Now, a team from Washington University in St. Louise has developed a system that transforms the unusable water

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New tech can get oxygen, fuel from Mars’s salty water

Mars
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When it comes to water and Mars, there’s good news and not-so-good news. The good news: there’s water on Mars! The not-so-good news?


There’s water on Mars.

The Red Planet is very cold; water that isn’t frozen is almost certainly full of salt from the Martian soil, which lowers its freezing temperature.

You can’t drink salty water, and the usual method using electricity (electrolysis) to break it down into oxygen (to breathe) and hydrogen (for fuel) requires removing the salt; a cumbersome, costly endeavor in a harsh, dangerous environment.

If oxygen and hydrogen could be directly coerced out of briny water, however, that brine electrolysis process would be much less complicated—and less expensive.

Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a system that does just that. Their research was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy

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New Self-Cleaning Water Bottle – Chugg uses UV-C Technology to Lead the Way for Microbial Safety & Environmental Sustainability.

Chugg’s goal is to improve accessibility for water challenged communities and outdoor enthusiasts around the world.

TORRANCE, Calif. (PRWEB) November 30, 2020

With the goal of making clean water technology accessible, Chugg is using easy to use UV-C technology to keep your water free of harmful contaminants and germs. Based in California, Chugg is a purpose-driven family business helping bring clean water to our country’s most hard-hit communities.

Clean water is a basic necessity, yet millions of people worldwide lack access, including in the USA. Over 2 million Americans don’t have access to clean water. With COVID-19 disproportionately affecting lower-income communities, the water issue has grown exponentially worse and, in some cases, is just an afterthought. Thus Chugg was born with a strong conviction to help fight the clean water issue and provide clean water for all.

While Chugg’s goal is big, they have decided to start close to home.

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