DESALINATION: A GLOBAL SOLUTION TO WATER SCARCITY
An environmentally friendly supply of clean water
All the water we have
96.5% Saltwater (Oceans, sea)
3.5% fresh water
Global water consumption
Overall, the world is using more than 9,100,000,000,000,000 liters of water per year, or about 25 trillion liters a day
India: 1.2 quadrillion liters
U.S.: 1.1 quadrillion liters
China: 1.2 quadrillion liters
Why it Matters
7 billion people world's population
36% of the world's population lacks access to improved sanitation. (that's 2.5 billion people)
780 million people live without access to save drinking water.
Without fresh,potable drinking water, mortality rates remain high-3.6 million people die each year from water related diseases.
Desalination = global solution
practices that achieve greater operational efficiency, and adopting measures to enhance environmental stewardship, desalination has become the global solution to water scarcity
Desal as a sustainable business model: through lowering the cost of desalination by developing technologies that lower energy requirements, implementing
Desalination plants are producing billions of liters of clean water every day:
149.8 billion liters
47.6 billion liters
74.9 billion liters
By 2025, the UN expects 14% production of agriculture is dependent on fresh water resources and we need food supply to survive
Energy Recovery Technology Propelling Desalination Globally
Making desatination affordable:
advanced pump and turbine technology is making desalination operationally efficient, more cost effective and sustainable.
14,000 devices are in use on all seven continents, helping to...
Produce 10billion liters of fresh water per day
In China and India alone Energy Recovery's solutions help desalination plants save a combined 1.2 billion KwH per year and produce more than 1 billion liters of clean water per day.
CONSERVE 12 billion kWh of energy per year
There are more than 16,000 desalination plants in the world.
Sources: Scientific American