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Desalination 101

Desalination (also called “desalinization” and “desalting”) is the process of removing dissolved salts from water, thus producing fresh water from seawater or brackish water. Desalting technologies can be used for many applications. The most prevalent use is to produce potable water from saline water for domestic or municipal purposes.

IDA has put together some basic information about desalination, which is practiced in approximately 150 countries around the world today. Click here to view the Desal by the Numbers.