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originally posted by: buddha
we are killing off ALL the trees!
did you know that trees are 50% water or more?
the land use't to be coverd in trees.
dont forget they give us the air we breath to.
originally posted by: Oannes
The easiest way to desalinate water is to distill/boil it. I never understood why it was considered to be difficult.
One project the Israelis did was to grow crops in greenhouses with sea water. They flooded the floor of the greenhouse with sea water and the heat caused evaporation that condensed on the inside of the plastic of the greenhouse and ran into the crop trays as fresh water.
check for hazards, and possibly treat for hazards; and process out of that collection.
You also have to dispose of the residue (once again not just salt). If you are planning to utilize the salt, you again will have to refine and sterilize the residue to get to a safe point of sale.
How much more sterilization would be required that is already used in potable water processing and distribution systems?
and clean and sterilize the tanks.