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desalination

[dēsal′inā′shən]
Etymology: L, de, from, sal, salt
the process of removing salt from water or other substances.

desalination

(dē-săl″ĭ-nā′shŭn)
Partial or complete removal of salts from a substance, as from seawater or brackish water, so that it is suitable for agricultural or household purposes but not necessarily for drinking.
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Because of its contract with the Colorado River Municipal Water District, the city of Odessa cannot seek other water sources, such as a desalinization plant, said Andrea Goodson, a spokeswoman for the city.
As currently envisioned, the desalinization plant we are developing will produce about 5 million gallons of potable water daily," he said.
Desalinization plants use a lot of energy to suck ocean water, damaging ocean lives, and as energy rates increase, so will water rates.
For half that amount we could build 50 desalinization plants for our coastal cities to preserve rivers and aquifers for agriculture.
We are also working on power plants in China; we have done work with desalinization plants in the Middle East.
In the Gulf, countries such as the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have already turned to desalinization plants for most of their drinking water, but despite vague plans to build such plants in Yemen, none has yet materialized.
Several French groups have been already successful on major projects in many fields, such as the SATORP refinery in Jubail, Riyadh metro and bus networks, power stations and desalinization plants.
The desalinization plants meet 99% of all water demands of the nation now.
The Hitachi Group said it plans to use the results of the joint research to expand business in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of seawater desalinization plants and their operation and management business.
Around the Caspian, Turkmenistan has three small desalinization plants and Kazakhstan one.
So let's start building desalinization plants and ensure our future water supply.
As such, the very proliferation of desalinization plants around the world--some 13,000 already supply fresh water in 120 nations, primarily in the Middle East, North Africa and Caribbean--is both a reaction to and one of many contributors to global warming.