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Semiat, Raphael Wolfson Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa, Israel.
- Desalination techniques
- Membrane processes
- Evaporative techniques
- Energy consumption
- Environmental issues
- Water economy
- Water quality
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The desalination process involves removing salts from water. However, most active desalination processes remove water from a solution containing salts and reject a higher concentrated solution, preferably to the sea, upon good mixing with seawater. In fact, the desalination process imitates nature, in which water is evaporated by heat, condensed in the atmosphere, and returned to the ground as rain or snow. See also: Hydrology; Seawater; Water desalination
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