Why no desalination plants ?

  1. Why no desalination plants ???

    Many parts of the world face water crisis today ( especially Africa ) . This can be avoided if the sea water ( which is saline ) is made useful by desalinating it. many desalination techniques have been developed but why is not desalination applied on large scale..........i.e. in factories and then send that desalinated water for use ???
     
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  3. Simon Bridge

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    Re: Why no desalination plants ???

    Desalination plants are used on a large scale.
    i.e. in Australia.
     
  4. Astronuc

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    Re: Why no desalination plants ???

    One should do some research on the desalination industry. There are numerous plants in the MiddleEast, particularly the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia, those nations with considerable wealth/resources, as well as other parts of the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination

    http://www.medrc.org/

    http://people.uwec.edu/piercech/desalination/middleeast.htm

    http://water.nationalacademies.org/basics_part_3.shtml
     
  5. Re: Why no desalination plants ???

    wealthy nations only.........can't it be done in poor countries using.....u know kinda less wealth
     
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  7. Simon Bridge

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    Re: Why no desalination plants ???

    There are projects to bring low cost desalination to the masses.
    All this is an easy google away.
     
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