The ‘world’s largest solar-panel power plant’ is now up and running in Arizona.
“List of solar thermal power stations.”
“This is a list of solar thermal power stations. These include the 354 megawatt (MW) Solar Energy Generating Systems power installation in the USA, Solana Generating Station (USA, 280 MW) and Solaben Solar Power Station (Spain, 200 MW). The 392 MW Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, located in California’s Mojave Desert, is the world’s largest solar thermal power plant project currently in operation.”
Desalination plant in Al Jubail – Seawater to conquer the desert.
Desalinating the sea water in grand industrial scale.
Its treatment capacity is 100,000 m3 per day. The industrial city of Al Jubail MSF has two installations MSF (Multistage Flash Desalination) and three reverse osmosis plants with a combined capacity of 84,000 m3 per day. This batch of plants will supply the strong and growing demand of water that exists in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
Drinkable Sea Water
Before you scream ‘absurd’, let me tell you that I am talking about Puri – a sea water desalinating bottle. There are several ways to remove saline from sea water, for example evaporation, vapor-pressure, and ion-exchange membrane method but all of them are not practical for use on a life raft or rescue boat and require big equipments. The Puri on the other hand is a slim portable bottle that works with a pumping action. Take a look at its video below.
Read more at http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/08/05/drinkable-sea-water/#oU0ZjmoAIs8Cg0JJ.99
Introduction to desalinating
97% of the earth´s water is seawater
salt content c. 35,000 mg / liter
Domestic water supply requires:
– Dissolved solids content < 1000 mg/l
- Drinking water < 500 mg/l
Desalinating refers to the wide range of technical processes designed to remove salts from the water.
“Salt water is desalinated to produce fresh water suitable for human consumption or irrigation. One potential byproduct of desalination is salt. Desalination is used on many seagoing ships and submarines. Most of the modern interest in desalination is focused on developing cost-effective ways of providing fresh water for human use. Along with recycled wastewater, this is one of the few rainfall-independent water sources.
Due to relatively high energy consumption, the costs of desalinating sea water are generally higher than the alternatives (fresh water from rivers or groundwater, water recycling and water conservation), but alternatives are not always available.”
See the whole story online at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination
Image source: www.crystalcleandrinkingwater.com
There seams plenty of sandstorms in Arizona.
Here some links to the videos in Youtube.
A massive sandstorm hits the greater Phoenix Area July 3 2014
Sandstorm – Gilbert, Arizona – July 3 2014
A BLINDING dust storm has swept through central Arizona and briefly prompted the grounding of flights at Phoenix’s main airport.
Phoenix Dust Storm TIMELAPSE VIDEO – July 3, 2014
Towards the end of the video you can see a plane taking off, probably the last one allowed to leave.
Haboob Dust Storm Phoenix AZ 7/3/2014
Large parts of the land in Africa are deserts with plenty of sand – just pure sand. The deserts of the world are expanding.
In this site we will take up themes on how to turn deserts into oasis and paradises.
The main thing that is needed is plenty of water which can be used to turn the deserts into oasis.
On the other hand there is plenty of salt water available. So we will make article on how to turn salt water into water which can be used for growing
the plants in the areas with plenty of sand.
This blog will grow in detail with time. See you soon.
In this blog we will concentrate on the theme: How to produce pure drinking water.
There is plenty of water in the world, but it is mainly salt water. On the other hand there is a tremendous shortage of pure drinking water.
So how to change salt water into pure drinking water?
We will consider various methods on how to convert household waste water into pure drinking water. What is NEW WATER produced in Singapore.
How to distil salt water into potable water without salt?
The themes around pure water are numerous.