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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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As occurs elsewhere, rainfall could have the potential to effectively recharge freshwater and maintain brackish groundwater in Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, rather than resorting only to the costly process of desalinization, which not only places an economic burden on these islands, but it also comes at a great environmental cost.
Advances in reverse osmosis technology, coupled with water agencies' desire for a more reliable water supply, has resulted in a push for more desalinization plants.
In 2007, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalinization Plant opened and became a main source of water for the city.
Chad Walker has accepted the position of Green World Water(TM) manager and will be responsible for promotion and sales of AEHI's latest investment in nuclear desalinization reactors.
Philadelphia also made a connection with the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) in San Francisco, which has a project that builds well water purification and desalinization units for Gaza schools and keeps them maintained.
Desalinization of seawater was deemed highly effective but extremely expensive.
1 billion bond money to build and maintain a few desalinization plants.
Nanotechnology also promises to greatly enhance water quality by improving filtration and advancing desalinization.
To address the mounting stress on water resources in the Dead Sea basin and the environmental hazards caused by its lowering, the researchers suggest that the diversion of Jordan water to the Mediterranean coast could be replaced by desalinization of seawater.
Dear EarthTalk: With all the talk of desalinization of ocean water for drinking, what do we know about the impacts this might have on climate, ocean salinity and other natural processes?