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Re: Water Desalinization

Posted by Carol on August 18, 2010, 5:16 am, in reply to "Re: Water Desalinization"

Water desal used to be expensive, but there has been substantial work done in Africa (follow on, ironically, to the work done in Orange County) demonstrating solar powered desal and condensation systems. I am not up on the latest, though. My understanding is that, other than power, the biggest expense is cleaning screens and dealing with salt and mineral deposits. It would be interesting to find out if there are uses for these materials, etc. Given that labor is relatively inexpensive here, I am not certain that costs are comparable to those to the north, but would certainly be interested in hearing more from your perspective.

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