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  • Major breakthrough with water desalination system

    Concern over access to clean water is no longer just an issue for the developing world, as California faces its worst drought in recorded history. According to state's Department of Water Resources, supplies in major reservoirs and many groundwater basins are well below average. Court-ordered restrictions on water deliveries have reduced supplies from the two largest water systems, and an ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • ReportsnReports - Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination

    Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination  THIS REPORT CONTAINS Descriptions of various desalination methods, including multistage flash distillation, multi-effect distillation, vapor compression, reverse osmosis and nanofiltration The current market ...


  • Israel Solves Water Woes with Desalination

    After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before - by doing nothing. While previous droughts have been accompanied by impassioned public service advertisements to conserve, this time around it has been greeted with a shrug - thanks in large part to an aggressive desalination program that has transformed this perennially parched land into perhaps the most ...


    By Associated Press

  • Drinking water from the sea

    In some regions of the world, the lack of a primary source such as water, could become a determining factor for economic and political instability whereas nearly 40% of the world's population relies on river systems that cross two or more countries. The increasing awareness towards the issue of water, as a precious and irreplaceable wealth, encourages some countries to make enormous investments ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • AWWA announces desalination manual

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today the publication of AWWA Manual M61, Desalination of Seawater. As the desalination of seawater becomes an increasingly sought-after alternative for water supply in coastal areas, Desalination of Seawater (M61) ...

  • Variable salinity desalination for Singapore

    The viability of a variable salinity water desalination (VSD) treatment plant to harvest water from estuarine catchments in Singapore has been explored. The plant is able to treat both low-salinity river water and high-salinity seawater; the treated water is of high grade and energy consumption is half that of seawater desalination plants. Singapore, a small island city-state of some 700 square ...

  • Seawater desalination a sustainable solution

    Aurecon Technical Director Joe Blesing will be presenting a paper on the multiple award winningAdelaide Desalination Plant at the ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress in Singapore on 11-13 March 2015 titled "Seawater desalination - a ...

  • Spotlight on desalination techniques

    New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, ‘Desalination: A Technological Assessment', finds that reverse osmosis (RO) has a bright future in the desalination market but research is ongoing for ion exchange processes and thermal technologies that involve utilisation of waste heat. Thermal and membrane desalination are the technologies driving the ultra pure water and potable water sectors in ...

  • World Desalination Components and Technologies

    Desalination - also referred to as desalting, desalinisation or desalinization - is the process by which salt and other minerals are removed from saltwater and brackish water in order to produce water suitable for human consumption, as well as water for irrigation and industrial purposes. Desalination technologies utilize thermal processes, such as vapor compression distillation, multi-stage ...


  • Small-scale desalination

    A new approach to desalination being developed by researchers at MIT and in Korea could lead to small, portable desalination units that could be powered by solar cells or batteries. As well as removing many contaminants, these units could deliver enough fresh water to supply the needs of a family or small village. The new approach, called ion concentration polarisation, is described in a paper ...

  • Blue plaque for the founder of desalination

    It has recently come to light that one of the founding fathers of desalination, a Frenchman called Dr Alphonse Normandy, lived in London’s Bloomsbury in the 1850s. He developed equipment for desalinating sea water to produce drinking water, which was patented in 1851. Several people collaborated to investigate Dr Normany’s little-known past, including current president of the ...

  • Severe water scarcity boosts the desalination market

    Demand for fresh water is increasing around the world, especially in regions with rapidly growing populations and badly affected by long, drought seasons. Water is only going to become scarcer and many governments are looking at desalination and investing in this technology to supply water to their populations. These factors are driving the desalination market that shows a strong growth according ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Thirsty Australia Advances Desalination Technology

    Melbourne, Australia - The delivery of energy efficient water desalination to drought-stricken Australia received a boost today with the establishment of a new collaboration between the government research agency CSIRO and nine Australian universities. The research aims to advance water desalination as an alternative water supply option for Australia by increasing efficiency, and reducing the ...

  • Innovative desalination technology to receive funding

    A project led by Saltworks Technologies Inc. to develop a low-energy water desalination system that has the potential to greatly improve the affordability and accessibility of clean water will receive up to $580,000 in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). 'By supporting innovative, clean energy technologies like those developed by Saltworks Technologies, the Government ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Using the rays of the sun to convert sea- to drinking water

    Many of the world's remote areas with water shortages also have three things in abundance: Sun, wind and sea. How renewable energies can be harnessed more effectively in the future to transform salty seawater and brackish water into drinking water is the subject of a current study issued by an EU initiative dubbed 'ProDes'. Worldwide, more and more people are obtaining their drinking water ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Salty River on Crete turned into Drinking Water

    Panagiotis Krousaniotakis is home from school and can drink directly from the tap. Not far from his house, the waiters at the tavern close to the beach can serve tourists fresh water for free. And many of the nearby hotels can offer their guests water without a brackish taste. The Greek island of Crete is a popular tourist attraction with more than 2.5 million visitors every year. Lots of them ...


    By Grundfos

  • Turning seawater into drinking water with sun and wind power

    A commercial-scale, seawater desalination plant powered by solar and wind energy that produces freshwater and dry salt has been designed by Spanish researchers. The new process does not discharge highly concentrated salty water back into the sea as a by-product, ensuring that there is little damage to the marine environment. Desalination plants extract freshwater from seawater and the technology ...

  • Secure drinking water access, urges UN

    Investing as little as 0.16% of the world's gross domestic product - or $198bn per year- could give half a billion people regular access to safe drinking water within four years, a UN official said on Friday. That would halve the number of people who risk serious illness and death on a daily basis, the United Nations Environment Programme said. The findings are presented in the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Solar-powered desalination could help avoid water shortages

    A new solar-powered desalination technology could help solve water shortage problems without any damage to the environment, according to researchers. They evaluated a prototype model and demonstrated that it could produce up to 12 litres of freshwater a day per m2 of equipment. The World Resources Institute predicts that by 2025 at least 3.5 billion people will experience water shortages. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Oil In Water Monitor To Be Installed at the New Carlsbad Desalination Plant

    Fresno, CA – Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments has won a contract to install its TD-4100 XDC E09 oil in water monitor at the Carlsbad Desalination Plant in Carlsbad, CA. Because Desalination plants can be affected by hydrocarbons in the seawater, a monitor is required to protect the plant seawater intake. Using UV Fluorescence detection technology, the TD-4100 XDC is capable of ...

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