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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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The desalinization plant can also benefit the coconut industry in the province because the salt derived from the seawater can be used to fertilize the coconut trees, the major crop commodity of Davao Oriental
It's difficult to imagine a desert city having enough brackish water for a desalinization plant, but Archuleta said billions of years ago the Rio Grande deposited salt into the groundwater in the region now occupied by Fort Bliss, an expansive U.S.
"The federal government is working on the development projects through Karachi Infrastructure Development Company Limited (KIDCL) focusing on mass transit, Green Line Bus, desalinization plants, strengthening of Lyari Express, widening of Northern bypass, K-IV and other projects, " he added.
In response to the problem of water consumption, the government is increasing the number and capacity of desalinization plants along the Gulf.
Huibers has designed a gravity-based system that he says would transport water from the coastal desalinization plants through the desert and into the shrinking Dead Sea.
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 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.