Desalination: Case study of Lakshdweep Islands and Gran Canaria Islands
Pages : 480-485
This paper aims to know about the desalination process and classification of thermal desalination process. How the environment impact on desalination process. Desalination can be a good alternative to obtain fresh water from seawater or brackish water, which can be utilized for drinking, domestic, industrial and agricultural applications. Reverse Osmosis and Multi Stage Flash Desalination technologies are the most widely used in various countries of the world. These desalination plants are located near the coastal areas away from tourist development and populations. The pipes, for seawater and brine, lay over the aquifer. If the pipe leaks anywhere, the salt water may penetrate into the aquifer causing pollution.
Keywords: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), public private partnership (PPP), Israel Desalination Enterprises Technologies (IDE), multistage flash (MSF), multiple-effect distillation (MED), vapour compression (VC)
Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.4,No.2 (April- 2014)