Desalination as a Water Source for Municipal and Industrial Water Users: The Future Is Now
Norton, Nancy A.
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Presented in this paper is an overview of technology, costs, and environmental issues associated with desalination. Use of desalination to produce fresh water is rapidly expanding. Key issues are cost and potential environmental effects. Technological innovations, creative planning, and cost reductions are providing new opportunities for significant advances in the use of desalination for fresh water production.