What is desalination?
Desalination refers to the process of removing salt and other minerals from water. The desalinated water is then used for human consumption or in industries. There are mainly two types of desalination processes – thermal distillation and membrane-based desalination.
Membrane-based desalination uses semi-permeable membranes and pressure to separate salts from water. In the last decade, this method has been the preferred choice of many industries and has consequently undergone numerous improvements. This is because membrane systems typically use less energy than thermal distillation, and technology enhancements have led to a reduction in overall desalination costs over the last decade.
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The global desalination market is a robust and growing one; Global Water Intelligence forecasts US$106 billion in capital expenditure between 2008 and 2016, with the winners being those with development and/or operating contracts and a strong record of low cost delivery ¹.
Through continuous improvements to our proprietary membranes, process design and operational know-how gained from our experience in designing, building and operating world-scale desalination plants in Singapore, China and the Middle East, we are well placed to provide economical, reliable and sustainable energy-efficient water solutions to water stressed markets.
¹ 2009 Desalination Market Forecast, GWI
SingSpring Desalination PlantTuas, Singapore
Tianjin Dagang Desalination PlantTianjin, China
Magtaa Desalination PlantMagtaa, Algeria