Monday, September 18, 2023
Sea water desalination, the process by which sea water is made potable, or drinkable, has been a holy grail for sea adjacent, water starved regions around the world. From California to Israel, Egypt to Yemen and all of Northern Africa such would be a boon. In recent decades Israel has made major strides in developing this technology. Yes, the water produced is expensive compared to water pumped from a natural source, but to a place like Israel (or California) where there is no other choice, it makes life sustainable. Ah, but in this world, not so fast….