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- n. Removal of salt and other minerals from water; desalination.
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- n. same as desalinization.
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- n. the removal of salt (especially from sea water)
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The cooperation agreement to develop the "peaceful use of nuclear energy" covers "the supply of one or more nuclear reactors for the desalinisation of sea water" and "support for the uranium exploration and exploitation."
These will include a collaboration agreement on a nuclear-powered desalinisation plant, arms sales and other deals, he said.
Neither of the two basic methods - distillation using the sun's heat nor the use of modern desalinisation plants - is likely to meet immediate fresh water requirements in a major refugee emergency, and is therefore strongly discouraged.
In locations where no adequate sources of fresh water exist but where sea water is near, desalinisation is one possible but costly option.
He said tests were being carried out daily on the waters around the ship and a nearby desalinisation plant that provides drinking water for the island's residents.
PAUL Russel can you see a time when water becomes a huge export earner for us, because country's build desalinisation plants don't they?
Locals and environmental groups say the scale of the project is bound to impact on the land as well as the sea -- with runoff from golf courses, desalinisation facilities and large yachts in a new marina.
In a departure from Abu Dhabi's heavily airconditioned buildings (which, along with massive desalinisation plants, give the emirate its huge per capita greenhouse gas emissions), Masdar has gone back to traditional desert Arabian building methods: channelling wind through the city and careful use of shade to take the sting out of the desert sun, with average maximum summer temperatures near 40 degrees Celsius.
Marengo, the Peruvian expert in meteorology and one of the contributors to the IPCC reports, believes that alternatives to water supplies from the glaciers - desalinisation of seawater, deep wells or connecting watersheds through giant infrastructure projects - are too costly.
The plan also includes water desalinisation plants for host nations.