What is desalination?

Desalination is the process of removing the salt from sea water therefore turning it into fresh water.

Here's the process in a more technical way.

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What are the pros and cons of desalination?


-Allows for more fresh drinking water to be made available to humans.


-Desalination plants are extremely expensive to create.

-The plants will vacuum the sea water right out of the ocean therefore killing everything in it including wildlife,organisms, and lots more.

-When the salt is removed it creates a very rich substance in salt that is so strong that it can kill almost all vegetation and wildlife that comes in contact with it.

-Desalination plants also use a lot of energy to remove the salt.


How do they remove the salt?

Heat or pressure!

How much energy does it use up?

15,000 kw/h per 4 million liters.

Will this help the drought in california?

Studies show that desalination will help California

stay hydrated.

How long does it take?

Depends on the process you use.

Maybe this video will sum things up!

How Seawater Desalination Works

Can i do it myself?

Yea! Many sites show you how to! Here's one.

Bottom line.

Desalination can cause many problems to the environment like energy consumption,The salt that is removed, and many more BUT! it creates fresh drinking water that we humans require to live because our fresh water supply is so low.