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Desalination using low-grade thermal energy

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This technology presents a highly efficient desalination system that is affordable and self-sustainable. Fresh water is a scarce and valuable resource. Even though water is one of the most abundant resources covering three-fourths of the planet’s surface about 97% of this volume is saline and only 3% is fresh water suitable for humans plants and animals. Since salt and brackish water can be converted to fresh water through desalination desalination technologies are highly desirable. However current desalination technologies are highly energy intensive and thus not affordable for low-income rural and remote communities. Hence one of the major challenges of the desalination industry is making desalination systems affordable.

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