from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove salts and other chemicals from (seawater or soil, for example).
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- v. To remove the salt from something, especially from sea water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. same as desalinate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove salt from
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A better solution than "water importation" is the implementation of hydrolysis plants to desalinize the water.
In addition atomic power plants can collaterally produce excess electricity at night to desalinize sea water to meet fresh water shortages in many parts of the country, which are growing rapidly.
The other contingent is implementing important hydraulic engineering projects to desalinize the Laguna de la Leche.
We simply forced them to build a water plant there to desalinize sea water.
It recklessly uses 20% of its water supply to produce coal-fired electricity , and then invests massively in using that electricity to desalinize ocean water.
You can store it in a pit in the ground for zero cost, buy bottled water, desalinize water, import water, or recycle sewage for agricultural use.
The craft also had a supply of food - it's not like you can pull up to a row-through window and order anything - and a balky water-purification device to desalinize ocean water, plus an assortment of antibiotics and first-aid supplies.
Other research on addressing global water shortages includes promising (if costly) ways to desalinize seawater and recycle wastewater.
The $3.4 billion Marafiq Independent Water and Power Project has a design capacity to deliver 2,750 megawatts of power and desalinize more than 200 million gallons of seawater per day.
Lopez said San Francisco should desalinize water from San Francisco Bay rather than take water the Central Valley needs for agriculture.