Desalination of water to cater the global need

Posted on: Jul-2016 | By: 9 Dimen | Chemicals and Materials

Desalination is a process of removing minerals from saline water. It is one of the few rainfall independent water resources. Countries with or without abundant water in it are conducting these processes to be more water efficient. Countries around the world are already at the forefront of alternative water technologies.

In Israel, the Sorek desalination plant, the largest of its kind in the world, can produce 627,000 cubic meters of water a day. The M-Station in Jebel Ali in Dubai can produce 140 million imperial gallons of desalinated water each day.

Saudi Arabia is already at work with the Ras al-Khair desalination plant that works on solar energy, will purportedly have the ability to produce 264 million gallons of drinking water each day. Improvements in energy-efficient technology have also helped reduce the energy required for desalination.

Since the ocean covers over 70 percent of the earth’s surface, it makes sense for coastal cities to tap into this neighboring resource. This, in turn, can cater millions of residences and commercial properties that rely on it on a daily basis.

Utilizing existing monitoring technologies and finding new ways to treat all sources of water will help maintain and meet what’s certain to be an escalating demand for the resource.