Desalinization.edited.docx - Desalinization Water desalinization in the UAE aims at meeting the quantitative and qualitative needs for domestic water

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Desalinization Water desalinization in the UAE aims at meeting the quantitative and qualitative needs for domestic water and drinking water, accounting for around 99% of water consumption. The process takes away all the mineral components in saline water, making it fresh. The water is either blended with groundwater or directly used. The Emirates desalinizes both ground and seawater. The ground desalinated water is mostly used for agricultural purposes while the seawater used for domestic water, especially for drinking. In the year 2008, the desalinated water accounted for 24% of water use in the entire Emirates. Desalination remains the primary source of potable water in the UAE. The desalination plants are powered by natural gas, which contributes to a third of greenhouse gas emissions in the emirates. The desalination process remains costly and resource-intensive if the modern sources of energy are not appied in the production. Water desalination in the Emirates has resulted in the use of renewable sources of energy. For instance, some of the desalination plants are running on solar power. This is an environmentally friendly technology that is aimed at reducing water scarcity. These technologies have reduced carbon dioxide emissions and increased the production of freshwater. The main
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