By. Kathryn Rudd and Evanna Huynh

What is it made of?

There are many different types of desalinization.

Tailor-made polyamide membranes for water desalinization: They are made of more chemically resistant materials that allow them to be cleaned more aggressively.

Victorian Desalination Plant: The plant is an integral part of Victoria's water system, supplying water via a series of existing and proposed pipelines. As a rainfall-independent source of water it complements Victoria's existing drainage basins. It produces high quality water. It is a useful resource in times of drought.

Who and where was it invented?

Desalination plant in Eilat to utilize the method invented by Israeli scientist Alexander Zarchin, but is has been developed by many countries and improved it over the years, so there is no final answer.

How does it work?

Desalinization is a separation process used to reduce the dissolved salt content of saline water to a useable level. All desalinization processes involve three liquid streams: seawater, low-salinity product water, and very saline concentrate.

What is it's impact on society?

It has allowed countries to get fresh water for Homs and towns without a local source of a fresh water river or stream. This purifies water and makes it useable for any use.

How has it impacted the way people use their resources?

Fresh water from streams, rivers, lakes and underground aquifers and adhering are much more viable for both economic and environmental reasons in most situations.

How has it impacted the way people interact with others?

Many countries have significantly cut their water use by investing in efforts to improve the efficiency of use and reduce waste of water. The United States, for example, uses less water today for all purposes than it did in1980. This brings countries with different economies to collaborate on how these problems can be solved.

How has it impacted where people are able to live?

Desalinization has impacted everyone's lives in some sort of way. Desalinization gives us access to clean water. Only about 3% of our water source is fresh water and most of it is in the form of snow or ice.

What is the impact of your innovation on globalization?

This innovation has allowed fresh water to be acquired any country all over the globe. Without this, it would be very difficult to have as much fresh water as we do now without this invention. Because it's been re developed so many times, the technology has improved and had great impacts on globalization.

Citations present and in MLA format

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"Nation's Largest Ocean Desalination Plant Goes up near San Diego; Future of the California Coast?" - San Jose Mercury News. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2015. <>.