Desalination: A Global Solution to Water Scarcity

Desalination: A Global Solution to Water Scarcity.

An environmentally friendly supply of clean water

All the water we have

3.5% Freshwater

96.5% Saltwater

(oceans, Seas)

Global water consumption

Overall, the world is using more than 9,100,000,000,000,000 litres of water per year,or about 25 trillion liters a day

9.1 quadrillion

U.S.:1.1 quadrillion liters

China: 1.2 quadrillion liters

India: 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 safe drinking water.

Without fresh, potable drinking water, mortality drinking water, mortality rates remain high-3.6 million people die each year from water realted diseases.

Desalination= global solution

Desal as a sustainable business model: through lowering the cost of desalination by developing technologies that lower energy requirements,implementing practices that achieve greater operational efficiency, and adopting measures to enhance environmental stewardship, desalination has become the global solution to water scarcity.

Desalination plants are producing billions of liters of clean water every day:

There are more than 16,000 desalination plants in the world.Imagine if the number of desalination doubled!


47.6 billion liters


74.9 billion liters


149.8 billion liters

By 2025, the UN expects 14% of agriculture production will be dependent on fresh water resources and we need food supply to survive.

Energy Recovery Technology

Propelling Desalination Globally

Making desalination affordable:

advanced pump and turbine technology is making desalination operationally efficient,more cost effective and sustainable.

PX Pressure Exchanger technology.

14,000 devices are in use on all seven continents, helping to...


10 billion

liters of fresh water per day


12 billion

kWh of energy per year

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.

energy recovery

Desalination: A Global Solution to Water Scarcity

shared by ernestoolivares on Jul 07, 2013 in Environment


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Only 3.5% of water on the world is Freshwater. Overall, the world is using more than 9.1 quatrillions liters of waters per year, but 36% of the world's population lacks access to improved sanitation a...
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