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how desalination works - empty plastic drinking bottles

by:Koodee      2019-08-19
how desalination works  -  empty plastic drinking bottles
Water covers at least 70% of the world's surface.
But 97% is too salty to drink [
Source: Frederick.
This, coupled with inequality in water allocation and geographic supply, means that many people face the reality of water scarcity.
In fact, four out of ten people in the world are affected by lack of water.
Source: World Health Organization.
Not having enough water can have serious health consequences.
Sometimes it means people get water from contaminated water sources. Poor-
Quality water can spread diseases such as cholera, typhoid or salmonella.
Source: World Health Organization.
Turning salty or salty water into fresh water can affect the meager amount of water and the increasing amount of water.
Increased demand.
This is especially true for some coastal communities in the United States struggling with a shortage of fresh water [
Source: California Marine Resources Program.
In addition, desalination plants can provide reliable water sources even if drought is happening.
In 2009, more than 1,400 desalination plants were operating in the world, producing 15 billion gallons of water per day.
Another 244 factories are under construction, many of which are located in the Middle East [
SOURCE: International Association for desalination.
However, the world's largest reverse osmosis desalination plant opened in May 2010 is located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel [source: Dow].
And construction is underway in Carlsbad, California.
To build the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere and produce 50 million gallons of drinking water per day [
Source: Poseidon.
Despite this, the public still thinks that it is not good to dilute the water and it is not good for you.
In Israel, for example, many people are increasingly reluctant to drink diluted tap water due to health problems. Source: Miroy CH].
But diluted water-
Straight from the tap--
It is generally safe to drink.
For example, a study in Saudi Arabia found no significant difference in diluted water on tap water and bottled water-
Except for the fact that the tap water will not leave empty plastic bottles [source: Ahmad].
But what if it's possible to bring portable desalination equipment to produce your own fresh drinking water?
The idea may not be that far.
Like you think.
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