from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of removing salt from sea water in order to make drinking water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. same as desalinization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the removal of salt (especially from sea water)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
New, more efficient membranes being tested in desalination cells.
Building a plant to treat the water - called a desalination plant - is about twice as expensive as a traditional water treatment facility, Plummer said.
The new division expanded the company's product line to include entire metal float assemblies (consisting of a metal float ball, valve and rod) and helped the company target new applications for its products, such as desalination and purification of water systems in developing nations and here in the U.S.
Depending on the available options, it can mean anything from a city moving to energy intensive and environmentally problematic solutions, such as desalination plants, to the community being unable to survive.
Acquired assets include 33 water purification facilities such as desalination plants and 39 sewage farms, Marubeni said.
It provides detailed coverage of technology and financing options (including recent and future trends in PV technology), potential social benefits such as desalination and agricultural development, and environmental and ecological impacts of systems and how these can be monitored, illustrated by case studies from the Sahara and Gobi Deserts.
The main areas of investment opportunity are threefold: companies controlling demand through water metering and other technologies; companies preventing leaks by shoring up decaying infrastructure (in the US it is estimated that between $30bn and $40bn annually needs to be spent on regenerating water infrastructure); and increasing supply through techniques such as desalination and filtration.
Areas such as desalination, wind electric generators and flue gas desulphurisation had been identified as future growth drivers.
Within the context of this strategy, the department was embarking on several programmes, which would look at the diversification of the water mix, ensuring that the country explored other sources of supply, such as desalination of sea water in coastal areas, and strengthening effluent reuse.
We can save a lot of water, but efficiency and technical measures, such as desalination or drop irrigation, will only provide around 50 per cent of the additional water needed by the increased population in 2050.