desalinization desalinization  /di ˌseɪ lɪ nə ˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And desalinization is still much too expensive--$1 to $2 a cubic meter--to be used as anything but a stopgap.
  2. That is where a mammoth desalinization plant provides much of the potable water consumed in the kingdom's eastern province -- a military target if ever there was one.
  3. More than that, the project would marry the already established growth industry of atomic energy with the potentially great one of desalinization.

News

  • Desalinization concerns

    You can’t beat a Chamber of Commerce for creating rosy scenarios. Julio Fuentes explained how desalinization of sea water would save Florida from a water crisis in the July 5 Other Views column, Desalination could solve our water problems. Twenty-five million gallons of fresh water every day, he said, as desalinization plants remove the salt from seawater, and create drinking water. As seawater ...
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

Quotes

  1. "The two main desalinization techniques are distillation and reverse osmosis, or RO," says Menachem Elimelech, an environmental engineer at Yale University. "Distillation, in which the raw water is evaporated and then condensed as freshwater,...
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Menachem Elimelech Source: Scientific American

  2. "Most of it stems from serious failures by successive Israeli governments, which gave priority to immediate economic considerations oand thereby prevented the necessary investments in establishing desalinization plants, rehabilitation of aquifers...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Zevulun Orlev Source: Ha'aretz

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