Water Desalination

What is Water Desalination?


Desalination offers the pontential of an unlimited source of fresh water purified from the vast of oceans of salt water. The desalination process is based on Reverse Osmosis Membrane technology. Membranes use semi-permeable membranes and pressure to separate salts from water.


Desalination is energy intensive and research is continually evolving to improve effiency and reduce energy consumption. The Ocean water enters a flirtation system also known as pre treatment, next is Reverse Osmosis membranes they help separate the dissolved minerals next to a conditioning and disinfection systems, this helps add chemicals to the water to keep it safe.

Long term effects

In California there is a major desalination plant. The seawater desalination has the pontiential for a reliably produce, enough to produce enough potable water to support large populations located near the coast.

Interesting facts on Desalination

  1. It is estimated that some 30% of the worlds irrigated areas suffer from salinity problems is seen to be very costly
  2. Modern Reverse Osmosis Desalination plants take in generally 2 gallons taken for every gallon of freshwater
  3. A thousand gallons of fresh water from a desalination plant costs $2.50 to $5 compared to $2 conventional freshwater