January 2008
Volume 50 Number 1

Six Ways to Reduce Desalting Costs by 50 Percent
by Mark Bird   Pages: 

The current low cost of desalted seawater is US$600 per acre-foot or 326,000 gallons. This acre-foot cost is equal to $0.01 per five gallons. By comparison, a quart of soda pop costing $1 is 2,000 times more expensive. There are six ways to reduce the cost of seawater desalting by 50 percent in the near to moderate future.

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