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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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Saudi Arabia is the most active in this regard with the development of three desalination plants at the same time, Al Khobar desalination plant in the Eastern Province, with a capacity of 210,000 cu m of water per day, which opens in Q2 2021; Yanbu plant with a capacity of 450,000 cu m in Q4 2020, and finally station brother 3 in the city of Jizan with a 450,000 cu m capacity opening in the second quarter of 2022.
This isAcciona's third desalination plant in Saudi Arabia, after the last year's contract to build the Al--Khobar 1 desalination plant, in Al-Khobar, on the country's east coast, about 400 kilometres from Riyadh.
However, desalination plants produce water only when necessary.
According to Lee, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi economist, water from the seawater desalination plants could cost between $3 to $4 per thousand gallons, meaning Exxon would be paying as much as $72,000 per day.
It is already working on a 210,000m[sup.3] seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in Al Khobar that is one of the largest in the kingdom to use reverse osmosis technology.
The proposed plan to build another desalination plant may cater the need of the Gwadar Population or its surrounding, but it will definite could not meet the future needs of water for Gwadar Port and its industrial and commercial zone.
Al-Eidani said in a statement that it was agreed with the director of the Basra Petroleum Company Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar to notify all the major oil companies operating in Basra to attend on Thursday to the province's building to inform them that each company wants to continue work in the province has to establish a desalination plant and water purification to be suitable for human use, pointing out that all the amounts of these stations will be deducted from the amounts of social benefits, even if the amount largest allocated previously.
These algae produce toxic substances which can be lethal for fishes and can pose significant risk to public health if not effectively removed by desalination plants.
For a country perennially short of water, desalination plants may offer a tempting solution on how to get out of the severe crunch we presently find ourselves in.
KUWAIT, March 28 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Electricity and Water has signed three contracts for annual maintenance of power and water desalination plants worth KD 43 million (USD 129 million).
It is not surprising therefore that the water-poor, high-consumption Mena region accounts for 70 per cent of the world's desalination plants. But the hugely power-hungry processes of these desalination facilities put an additional strain - and a considerable one at that - on the countries' energy grids.