Can ocean water be made into fresh drinking water?
Is it really possible? Is that a better way to provide humans with drinking water? How does it work?
- duker918Lv 73 months agoFavourite answer
Yes. The Israeli's have a large scale operations using Mediterranean sea water.
- WillieLv 71 month ago
Once we run out of water the USA will start find a way to purify ocean water by the trillion of gallons.
- KayleenRLv 72 months ago
Yes it is called desalination. basically you boil the salt water, collect the steam and you are left with water and salt
- oikoσLv 73 months ago
It can, it's possible, and it MAY be a better way to provide drinking water, depending on location. It doesn't have to be energy-intensive, either. Solar stills can be used to desalinate seawater with no expenditure of fossil fuels or danger of global warming. The downside is that distribution of the water is sometimes labor- and energy-intensive. I wouldn't plan on supplying Kansas with potable water that way, for example.
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- conley39Lv 73 months ago
Yes, it can by desalination, but methods for doing that on a large scale are expensive.
- Fred3663Lv 73 months ago
Yes, there are desalination plants that make sea water drinkable, but they require large amounts of energy and contribute to global warming.