Desalination

How we get our fresh water

What is Desalination?

Desalination is the process of removing dissolved salts from water, producing fresh water from sea water or salt water and fresh water mixed together also known as brackish water. Desalting technologies can be used for many things. the most used is to produce portable water from saline water for domestic or municipal purposes.

What materials are needed?

  • Sea water
  • Filters-removes solids and other particals that would inter fear with the process.
  • Water tank
  • Water pumps
  • chlorine
  • concentrated water

Process

How does desalination effect humans?

PROS-Gives us fresh drinking water

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONS- It CostS a lot of money

How does desalination effect the environment

PROS-NA

CONS-Takes up a lot of space

FUN FACTS

-97.5% OF THE WORLDS WATER IS SALT WATER FROM THE OCEANS

-ONLY 2.5% OF THE WORLDS WATER IS FRESH WATER FOR US TO DRINK