- The Removal of Salt and other Minerals from Saltwater / Brine , typically Seawater although there are other options such as Reclaimed Water , Produced Water , and Saline Wellwater
Methods + Quick Reference Data
- Flash distillation - 21 kWhr heat + 4kWhr mech per cubic meter. . With heat pumps that makes it 11kWhrelectric total per cubic meter.
- Solar Desalination
- Reverse Osmosis
- Seawater Greenhouse
- Soil Desalination (Essentially "Terraforming" Areas with high Soil Salinity into better soil)
- Mineral Extraction from Seawater (Rather than disposing of the Desalination Brine via dumping it back into the ocean in diffusers, or storing it in an Injection Well , it can either be crystallized / dried out, or can even be processed as Chloralkali Process etc)