desalination


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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 two-day course titled "Training Course on Japanese Desalination Technologies" on Jan.
According to the deputy director of the Water Development Department (WDD), Panayiota Hadjigeorgiou, "normally, we rely on water produced by the island's four desalination plants for 82 per cent of the needs of Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and Famagusta, which float around 122 million cubic metres of water per year."
Desalination has been vital for the UAE's rapid growth and development, with the country getting 96 per cent of its domestic water through this method.
Local officials and the companies looking to build the plants say it's an economic development issue: Seawater desalination can provide industry with a drought-proof water supply.
That is why they are spared from investigations for usurping billions of public money by establishing two desalination plants in Gwadar.
According to authorities, the desalination plant will be installed near Hub.
It's said that desalination plants use excessive electricity to run.
It also sees the need for harnessing a solar desalination system for Keti Bandar, Thatta and Badin in Sindh and Ormara, Pasni and Jivani in Balochistan.
Nuclear desalination - a solution that integrates desalination technology with nuclear power plants - has been in existence for several decades and been proven as reliable and efficient in practice.
During the programme, Masdar and its partners piloted severak advanced desalination technologies to help bridge the gap between promising desalination technologies developed in the lab and solutions ready to be applied in commercial settings.
He noted that the use of non-traditional resources, including desalination of seawater is an unavoidable choice, despite its high cost, adding that the desalination of seawater or groundwater, concerns several governorates of the republic from Sousse to the south of Tunisia.
While desalination is usually associated with sea water, SAWS project pumps salty--or brackish --water from deep in the Wilcox Aquifer under south Bexar County as the source for this purified drinking water.