Tag: desalination plants

The process of removing salt from sea water so that the water can be used. A desalination plant is a place where this process takes place.

Global Desalination Market Continues to Grow, Adding 4.2 Million Cubic Meters per Day in Contracted Capacity

Global Desalination Market Continues to Grow, Adding 4.2 Million Cubic Meters per Day in Contracted Capacity

International Desalination Association and Global Water Intelligence Release New Data in 30th Worldwide Desalting Inventory

According to new data released by the International Desalination Association (IDA) and Global Water Intelligence, the global desalination market continues to grow, marking the fourth year of continued growth following a slowdown in the mid-2000s.

Highlights of

Protecting Drinking Water from Saltwater Intrusion

Protecting Drinking Water from Saltwater Intrusion

In Miami Beach, FL, people sometimes must navigate streets wearing boots because during weather events, the streets get flooded twice a day for a couple of hours, notes Jayantha Obeysekera, chief modeler for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

Squeezing Water From the Sea

Squeezing Water From the Sea

By forcing salt water against polymer membranes that trap salt ions and allow fresh water through, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination is an effective water treatment technique. It is relatively expensive, however, due to the energy used to push water molecules through the membrane. But a remarkable facility in Israel, is

Saltwater Intrusion

In Miami Beach, FL, people sometimes must navigate streets wearing boots because during weather events, the streets get flooded twice a day for a couple of hours, notes Jayantha Obeysekera, chief modeler for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

“Now Would Be a Good Time to Increase Fuel Taxes”

“Now Would Be a Good Time to Increase Fuel Taxes”

We’re continuing our countdown to Infrastructure Week with another interview—a very comprehensive look at the issues, with a lot of food for thought. A couple of quick spoilers: This week’s interviewee does see an advantage to public-private partnerships for some projects (not all of our experts agree), and he favors

Tampa-Proof?

Tampa-Proof?

Water’s been scarce lately, and with the drought exacerbating problems throughout the Southwest, many cities are looking at spending more to get what they need. They can import water from long distances, mandate conservation measures (as the entire state of California has been doing for months), recycle wastewater, or turn

Can Desalination Save Us From Drought?

Can Desalination Save Us From Drought?

Perhaps no one captured the vision as well as John F. Kennedy.

“If we could ever competitively, at a cheap rate, get freshwater from saltwater,” he said in a 1961 press conference, “it would be in the long-range interests of humanity, which would really dwarf any other scientific accomplishments. I am

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