desalinate


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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.

desalinate

(diːˈsælɪˌneɪt) ,

desalinize

or

desalinise

vb
(Chemical Engineering) (tr) to remove the salt from (esp from sea water). Also: desalt

de•salt

(diˈsɔlt)

v.t.
to remove the salt from (esp. sea water), usu. to make it drinkable.
[1905–10]
de•salt′er, n.

desalinate


Past participle: desalinated
Gerund: desalinating

Imperative
desalinate
desalinate
Present
I desalinate
you desalinate
he/she/it desalinates
we desalinate
you desalinate
they desalinate
Preterite
I desalinated
you desalinated
he/she/it desalinated
we desalinated
you desalinated
they desalinated
Present Continuous
I am desalinating
you are desalinating
he/she/it is desalinating
we are desalinating
you are desalinating
they are desalinating
Present Perfect
I have desalinated
you have desalinated
he/she/it has desalinated
we have desalinated
you have desalinated
they have desalinated
Past Continuous
I was desalinating
you were desalinating
he/she/it was desalinating
we were desalinating
you were desalinating
they were desalinating
Past Perfect
I had desalinated
you had desalinated
he/she/it had desalinated
we had desalinated
you had desalinated
they had desalinated
Future
I will desalinate
you will desalinate
he/she/it will desalinate
we will desalinate
you will desalinate
they will desalinate
Future Perfect
I will have desalinated
you will have desalinated
he/she/it will have desalinated
we will have desalinated
you will have desalinated
they will have desalinated
Future Continuous
I will be desalinating
you will be desalinating
he/she/it will be desalinating
we will be desalinating
you will be desalinating
they will be desalinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been desalinating
you have been desalinating
he/she/it has been desalinating
we have been desalinating
you have been desalinating
they have been desalinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been desalinating
you will have been desalinating
he/she/it will have been desalinating
we will have been desalinating
you will have been desalinating
they will have been desalinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been desalinating
you had been desalinating
he/she/it had been desalinating
we had been desalinating
you had been desalinating
they had been desalinating
Conditional
I would desalinate
you would desalinate
he/she/it would desalinate
we would desalinate
you would desalinate
they would desalinate
Past Conditional
I would have desalinated
you would have desalinated
he/she/it would have desalinated
we would have desalinated
you would have desalinated
they would have desalinated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desalinate - remove salt from; "desalinate water"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
salinate - add salt to; "salinated solution"
Translations

desalinate

[diːˈsælɪneɪt] VTdesalinizar

desalinate

vtentsalzen

desalinate

[diːˈsælɪˌneɪt] vtdissalare
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He confided that when the company started desalination way back 25 years ago, it required around 5 kilowatts of electricity to desalinate 1 cubic meter of seawater.
figure By WINNIE ATIENO Mombasa County Assembly members have approved plans to desalinate seawater to help address an acute water shortage.Majority Leader Hamisi Mwidani tabled a motion proposing the construction of two desalination plants as he urged the ward representatives to approve Governor Hassan Joho's plans.
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To date, only evaporation technology was used to desalinate water.
by Baba Umar / babaumar@timesofoman.com Energy produced by plants using solid waste as fuel could be used to desalinate water, officials said.
The need is to desalinate. Israel uses more than 57% of its water from desalinated water.
They know that, under present conditions, they will not be able to desalinate ever-more seawater -- a process that uses vast amounts of fuel and has an environmental cost.
The project includes 16 reverse osmosis units to desalinate water and three 280 megawatts turbine and boiler units with flue gas desulphurization to generate power, as well as an electrical substation connecting the plant to the Saudi Electric Company grid.
Many locations already desalinate water using either a reverse osmosis process - one that pushes water under high pressure through membranes that allow water to pass but not salt - or an electrodialysis process that uses electricity to draw salt ions out of water through a membrane.