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Anonymous asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 2 months ago

Can ocean water be made into fresh drinking water?

Is it really possible? Is that a better way to provide humans with drinking water? How does it work?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Yes.  The Israeli's have a large scale operations using Mediterranean sea water.

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  • Willie
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    4 weeks ago

    Once we run out of water the USA will start find a way to purify ocean water by the trillion of gallons.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes it is called desalination. basically you boil the salt water, collect the steam and you are left with water and salt

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  • oikoσ
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    2 months ago

    It can, it's possible, and it MAY be a better way to provide drinking water, depending on location. It doesn't have to be energy-intensive, either. Solar stills can be used to desalinate seawater with no expenditure of fossil fuels or danger of global warming.  The downside is that distribution of the water is sometimes labor- and energy-intensive. I wouldn't plan on supplying Kansas with potable water that way, for example.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, it can by desalination, but methods for doing that on a large scale are expensive.

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  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    By  a process called Reverse Osmosis

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    https://www.thefreedictionary.com/reverse+osmosis

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    This is how ships at sea produce their drinking water

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, there are desalination plants that make sea water drinkable, but they require large amounts of energy and contribute to global warming. 

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