desalination desalination  /di ˌseɪ lɪ ˈneɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the removal of salt (especially from sea water)



  1. Emergency measures being taken by local authorities range from turning off Barcelona's beach showers to building a desalination plant that will be completed in 2009.
  2. Fifteen years ago, desalination cost up to $5 per 1,000 gallons; with the flash method, it now costs 850.
  3. Gigantic desalination plants will provide plenty of fresh water to all.


  1. Jeddah Desalination Unit Resumes Operations After Fire Incident

    The Jeddah Phase 4 desalination unit on the Red Sea coast has resumed operations after a fire erupted on June 13, according to a statement today by the Saline Water Conversion Corp.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. H.B. desalination project could come to Coastal Commission this fall

    The California Coastal Commission is moving forward with Poseidon Water's application for a desalination facility in Huntington Beach, but staff is urging the company to be prepared with more information for commissioners at a meeting slated for fall.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  3. Veolia Wins Desalination Plant Contract in Saudi Arabia

    Veolia Environnement was awarded a contract for a reverse-osmosis desalination plant on the Arabian Gulf by Marafiq, the Saudi power and water utility for Jubail and Yanbu, al-Riyadh newspaper said without disclosing terms.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

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  1. "A man capable of this sort of deception is unfit to be premier," Mr Iemma said. "He says he will commence a search for a desalination site in Malabar and Botany areas on day one, yet in literally dozens of media appearance on this issues, Mr...
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Morris Iemma Source:

  2. "To say that desalination plants are carbon neutral is a non sequitur, they are massive energy users, and if you divert solar power to them you take it away from homes and businesses elsewhere, and keeping burning coal," Senator Brown said....
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Bob Brown Source: The Age

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