Article #95 Desalination Plants: Critical to the Long-term Survival of Planet Earth

Desalination plants are quite costly to run and construct but if human beings continue to ruin the global water supply at the rate we currently are they may go a long way into preserving our planet’s fresh water resources. The ocean has an endless supply of salt-water so this makes desalination plants very valuable.

https://www.tampabaywater.org/tampa-bay-seawater-desalination-plant

http://www.awa.asn.au/AWA_MBRR/Publications/Fact_Sheets/Desalination_Fact_Sheet.aspx

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/534996/megascale-desalination/

 

Workers inspect instruments at the Carlsbad desalination plant in California. The drought in California is quite serious like many other regions in the world. With the growing need of fresh water on our planet, it will become more common-place to utilize this type of technology in the future. (Photo Credit: vanderhe1 via Flickr)