Skip to comments.Korea claims superior way of distilling seawater
Posted on 06/26/2018 6:37:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology Tuesday announced that it has developed the worlds first next generation seawater distillation technology that allows consumable water to be produced in low temperatures and under low pressure, which increases energy efficiency and production capacity.
Additionally, the institution has set up the worlds largest seawater distillation plant.
According to the institution, it developed a membrane distillation that only allows vapor to pass through while keeping the liquids contained. The vapor is compressed to create a liquid that can be consumed or used for industrial purposes such as irrigation by removing salt and mineral substances.
Currently there are two ways of distilling seawater: One is boiling seawater and then cooling the vapor, while the other is getting rid of the salt and minerals through extreme pressure.
These methods, however, only allow the extraction of 40 to 50 percent of the distilled water.
The institutions technology not only allows the process to take place at a lower temperature and under low pressure but also increases production by reducing the concentrated discharged water by 30 percent compared to the two other technologies.
Membrane distillation is considered a next-generation technology that is environmentally friendly.
The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology said it has set up a distillation plant covering a 1,500-square-meter (0.37-acre) area on Pukyong National Universitys campus in Busan.
The worlds seawater distillation market is estimated to be worth $19 billion, with major companies including Koreas own Doosan Heavy Industries as well as global companies such as GE and Frances Veolia competing fiercely.
The institution is particularly hopeful that the distillation plant can be exported to the Middle East.
In recent years, Korea has been focusing on the development of seawater distillation.
Last month the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport held a meeting with the United Arab Emirates in Seoul to discuss cooperation in water-related businesses, including seawater distillation and smart water management.
Could solve Californias water problem.
If you don’t mind water that tastes like Kimchi.
Mass extraction of sea water for this process will help prevent the Atlantic ocean from inundating Manhattan.
If it works, is efficient and helpful, the environmentalists will find an excuse to ban it.
If only moonbeam and friends could understand that the big blue thing of salt water could be utilized.
Moonbeam would care only if it would jack up the cost on the choo-choo.
Not as long as we have psychotics in charge that put more concern into a train to nowhere.
Can’t have this. It might eliminate the “warmers” sea level rise danger, once the water is used to irrigate the world’s deserts.
Largest seawater desalination plant I have seen was in Jubail, Saudi Arabia designed and operated by the Italians. It uses the flash evaporation method and product water is pumped to Riadh in 6-foot diameter concrete pipes. Water quality is good enough to mix with Maker’s Mark bourbon if you can find it in Saudi.If you go to Abu Dhabi you see desalinated seawater used in the sprinkler system on the golf course. It is all a matter of preference.
Nope they are wasting all money on high speed rail kickback projects that will never work.
Where will we put all the dangerous salt?
Great. Hope they keep working at it
A cheap means of desalinating large quantities of sea water would be a tremendous boon to all mankind. Even if it was only good enough for agricultural uses and was not potable by humans, even that would be hugely valuable since agriculture is by far the largest user of water.
Info. Let’s sea how it scales up.
Or doesn’t scale up, as the case may be.
Solving problems is never good for the liberals ironically since everything to them is a problem that only they say can be solved.
Pump it back into the sea or use it for chlorine production or ion exchange in water softeners.
Yes, if California weren’t suffering under single party rule.
The Democrat Party never wants problems solved. It gets too much power from keeping problems going.
Saltine crackers of course.
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