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desalinate
schematic diagram of a
flash-distillation process to
desalinate seawater

de·sal·i·nate

 (dē-săl′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. de·sal·i·nat·ed, de·sal·i·nat·ing, de·sal·i·nates
To remove salts and other chemicals from (seawater or soil, for example).

de·sal′i·na′tion n.
de·sal′i·na′tor n.

desalination

(diːˌsælɪˈneɪʃən) ,

desalinization

or

desalinisation

n
(Chemical Engineering) the process of removing salt, esp from sea water so that it can be used for drinking or irrigation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desalination - the removal of salt (especially from sea water)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Translations

desalination

[diːˌsælɪˈneɪʃən]
A. Ndesalinización f
B. CPD desalination plant Nplanta f desalinizadora

desalination

[ˌdiːsælɪˈneɪʃən] n [sea water] → dessalement mdesalination plant nusine f de dessalement

desalination

, desalinization
nEntsalzung f

desalination

[diːˌsælɪˈneɪʃn] ndesalinizzazione f, dissalazione f
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Dr Saif Saleh Al Seairi, acting director general of ADWEA, said at the launch of the project: "The desalination of water will be done using reverse osmosis technology, which is cost effective.
The president of the Tunisian water desalination association said the desalination of water is now mandatory for Tunisia and the Maghreb countries that are experiencing water stress despite the rising cost of non-traditional resources, stressing that the new scientific research is based on means allowing to reduce the desalination cost of water that remains high since 40% of the cost is destined to the energy used for the desalination operation.
Creare also received a $150,000 SBIR Phase I grant to develop technology for low-cost desalination of water in coastal regions with water scarcity by harnessing hydrokinetic power from ocean and tidal currents.
Members were discussing a report on the desalination of water in the country.
Although the plant remained operational while dewatering was in progress, the power plant tripped on May 5 resulting in loss of power and the desalination of water.
He cited that strategic projects such as desalination of water and electricity generation will take long time, reiterating that small-sized enterprises will achieve a qualitative shift.
Asked about desalination of water by solar energy, he said that there were no such projects in Qatar right now,"but we are making experiments on such techniques in cooperation with the research institutions in the country," he said.
The minister said the new company would look for opportunities abroad in key utility areas such as power generation, desalination of water and other related services.