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Solar-Powered Desalination

Saudi Arabia’s newest purification plant will use state-of-the-art solar technology. Saudi Arabia meets much of its drinking water needs by removing salt and other minerals from seawater. Now the country plans to use one of its most abundant resources to counter its fresh-water shortage: sunshine and solar energy. Saudi Arabia’s national research agency, King Abdulaziz […]

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Irrigation System can Grow Crops with Salt Water

A British company has created an irrigation system that can grow crops using salt water. The dRHS (Dutyion Root Hydration System) irrigation system consists of a network of sub-surface pipes, which can be filled with almost any water, whether pure, brackish, salted or polluted. The system can even take most industrial waste-water and use it […]

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Are desalination plants the answer to water shortages?

World expert warns of heavy metals & industrial chemicals in discharge The common misconception that the brine stream byproduct of desalination is ‘just salt’ has been challenged by warnings of heavy metals and industrial chemicals in the┬ádischarge. Comprehensive Environmental Effects Statements must completed before any desalination plant can be constructed anywhere on Australia’s coastline &┬áthe […]

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