Water | VOL. 11, ISSUE 66, May-June 2011 |

Freshwater for parched islanders – Naturally Desalination Plant at Minicoy

Rapid urbanisation, population explosion and over exploitation of ground water resources are some of the reasons for the increasing freshwater demand in regions of the country. Coastal and island communities of the nation however, can eke potable water with the use of desalination technologies. Some of the common conventional desalination technologies are reverse osmosis (RO), multistage flashing and multi effect distillation. In RO water from a highly concentrated region is transferred to a region of low pressure. A semi-permeable membrane...

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