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Can turning salt water into fresh water solve the worldwide water crisis?

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. (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:39 am
As necessary as this process is, it sounds like an expensive propisition that as yeat to figured out.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:56 pm
What about any toxins in the water - they don't all go out with the salt? Why can't these desalination plants use any solar panels? How is edible salt made safe from toxins? Don't we already have too many standing water pools - ie, chemical pools from fracking, etc? Wouldn't the salt leech into the earth, like the polluted water is doing in all those unlined toxic pools? Salt and earth don't mix - can't grow anything once salted. These are just a few quesions no answered in the decidedly biased article.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 3:30 pm
Some countries are experts in desalinating salt water. Look at Malta for example.

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:38 pm
Desalinization should be easy and cheap. Put a pipe into the deep ocean. Put the other end inside a very large green house. Pump the cold water up to the surface and run the pipes through the buildings you want to cool. Then on to the green house where the hot air with evaporate the water out of the now warmer water. The water vapor will condense on the still cool pipes and drip off into collection trays. The now denser salt water can the be reintroduced to the discharge pipe that will send it down to the bottom of the ocean. this sinking water can be used to draw up the cold water. A low energy loop system.

Athena F (131)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:35 am

Rekha S (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:12 am
Of course its the answer, its so obvious isn't it?

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 11:11 am
all my water comes from the ocean,I have a watermaker/salinator installed,it works on a timer
thanks Cher
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