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Some facts of desalination

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment
    • It is estimated that some 30% of the world’s irrigated areas suffers from salinity problems and remediation is seen to be very costly.
    • In 2008 there were more than 13,000 desalination plants around the world in 120 countries. They produce some 63.48 million m3/day of freshwater.
    • Global desalination investment total amount up to 24.8 billion us dollars and increased 20% to 30% per year.
    • It is estimated that there total 70 billion us dollar market in future 20 years, and china market share will get a quick increasing.
    • The most important users of desalinated water are in the Middle East, (mainly Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain), which uses about 70% of worldwide capacity; and in North Africa (mainly Libya and Algeria), which uses about 6% of worldwide capacity.
    • Saudi Arabia plants take about 24% capacity of world desalination. The biggest desalination plant is JEBEL ALI desalination plant in UAE which  produce 300 million m3/day.
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