Documentary film on desalination debuts at Seaside Center

A new documentary film about a revolutionary approach to water desalination will debut at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. Created by two Greenwich High School students, the approximately 15-minute documentary Nanoporous Graphene: A Filter for the Future explores the life and work of Dr. David Cohen-Tanugi, an MIT research scientist who developed a way to use graphene to purify water at the molecular level.

“While there is a mature desalination industry already existent, that industry still has a long way to go if desalination is going to be a mainstream solution to water in the 21st century,” Cohen-Tanugi explains.

A question-and-answer session with student filmmakers Kathyrn Papas and Sofia Dodaro will follow the film.

The event also includes family friendly activities from 1:30 to 4 p.m. investigating saltwater. All ages are welcome. The program is part of the Fred Elser First Sunday Science series organized by the Bruce Museum and Greenwich Shellfish Commission and held on the first Sunday of each month throughout the year. There is no charge to attend, and those without a beach pass can enter the park free by letting the front gate personnel know they are attending the First Sunday Science event. No registration is required.

For more information, contact Bruce Museum Seaside Center Manager Cynthia Ehlinger at  [email protected] by Aug. 31.

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