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A Novel Macro-Engineering Approach to Seawater Desalination

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No life resource is needed in such enormous volumes as freshwater—most living biomass in the Earth’s biosphere consists of 60–95% water, and the absence of freshwater limits individual human survival to just a few miserable days, as those who have ever found themselves cast mercilessly upon the ocean’s vast undulating surface, or lost in the wilderness on land, can testify—if, of course, they have lived to relate to others their life-threatening experience. New natural resources of potable water are being depleted worldwide (Rizzuti et al. 2007).


  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Desalination Plant
  • Desalinate Water
  • Rainwater Tank
  • Seawater Desalination

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Bolonkin, A.A., Neumann, S., Friedlander, J.J. (2010). A Novel Macro-Engineering Approach to Seawater Desalination. In: Badescu, V., Cathcart, R. (eds) Macro-engineering Seawater in Unique Environments. Environmental Science and Engineering(). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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