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GENERAL Desalination, sometimes called desalinization, refers to any of several processes that remove excess salt and other minerals from seawater and brackish water for the purpose of making freshwater. Because only one percent of earth’s water is fresh (potable), water can be in short supply in some parts of the world. As the population continues to grow, shortages of freshwater will occur more often, if only in certain locations. The oceans can be used as a means of supplementing the freshwater supply, where needed, to provide people with potable water. W…
Michael Frankel, CIPE, CPD,: Facilities Site Piping Systems Handbook. DESALINATION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export