Can Sea Water Desalination Save The World?

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    Today, one out of three people don’t have access to safe drinking water. And that’s the result of many things, but one of them is that 96.5% of that water is found in our oceans. It’s saturated with salt, and undrinkable. Most of the freshwater is locked away in glaciers or deep underground. Less than one percent of it is available to us. So why can’t we just take all that seawater, filter out the salt, and have a nearly unlimited supply of clean, drinkable water?
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    Can Sea Water Desalination Save The World?

rob379
rob379

Warmer air holds more water. just sayin’

Vor 35 Minuten
DreaD
DreaD

Just boil the brine lol not that hard

Vor Stunde
Aurobindo Ghosh
Aurobindo Ghosh

killing oceanic life and more cheap salt?

Vor 3 Stunden
timbo1955
timbo1955

or can white pantys save the world ? who knows

Vor 3 Stunden
Mightymousy Shnikins
Mightymousy Shnikins

Not if India keeps pouring waste into the Oceans.

Vor 7 Stunden
Panthera
Panthera

Some commenters below wrote that rivers are full of fresh waters which are flowing into the seas and oceans. That water needs filtering. River water filtration plants as well then?

Vor 8 Stunden
Panthera
Panthera

Read this! I think it is safer to reduce water output and increase salt removal to a maximum. BUT THERE MAY BE A WAY TO USE THE BRINE, HERE IS MAYBE HOW... Cannot put out that much brine into oceans. Too dangerous because can ruin ocean life. Brine can be used for pickles, tomatoes, canned soups and beans and ready meals and etc. MYbe possible to sell, because people already use brine fo rmany jarred products. But there is another risk, to increase salt quantity in many areas around the world, and to be more explanatory, in municiplal water supplies. Something to think about, with risks anyway.

Vor 10 Stunden
Darth Structure
Darth Structure

Wouldn't desalination reduce rising sea levels which another major issue?

Vor 13 Stunden
Kyle Scott
Kyle Scott

The answer!!! Yes.

Vor 14 Stunden
David
David

Graphene water filters, newest solar and electrical containment technology could be used along with say Stirling motors on efficient pumps on a pipeline to replenish depleted aquifers

Vor 15 Stunden
sergimay4
sergimay4

How about using marine flows to get the energy using turbines, also using the vapor to generate a surplus of energy before it gets back to liquid water? And then try getting salt to become another fuel for motors? Maybe it’s a reach, but vapor has been into machinery for a while already...

Vor 16 Stunden
jb76489
jb76489

What was the waterfall at the beginning?

Vor 19 Stunden
Matt Carrell
Matt Carrell

Perhaps the correct solution is to quit multiplying the population and stressing our resources with this forever-growth mentality BS!! Quit propping up unlimited growth and start limiting growth. Overpopulating the planet is not your personal right!

Vor 20 Stunden
riley pierce
riley pierce

My mouth tastes like salt now lol

Vor 20 Stunden
Obviousman
Obviousman

https://youtu.be/inG9YP_xhVA

Vor Tag
appleh8terguy
appleh8terguy

** laughs in Michigan accent**

Vor Tag
Chippy33365
Chippy33365

Why dont they use Brine to produce energy

Vor Tag
1MicrosoftCPU
1MicrosoftCPU

Why don't they dump the brine in the desert and crate a salt desert. The water will evaporate, and no one uses the desert anyways. Then come back and pick up the salt and sell it.

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Jon Kay
Jon Kay

I was just wondering about the chemical composition of that brine. I wonder if it contained much lithium. Now that fossil fuel transportation has proven to be obsolete, we will need vast amounts of lithium for the batteries. Instead of discharging the salts back where they came from, maybe we should be bringing them onshore to mine.

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Jon Kay
Jon Kay

About fifty years ago I was taking an aquaculture course at Scripps Institute in La Jolla, CA (San Diego area). The teacher was an ardent ecology enthusiast and had the class studying a nearby lagoon that had ""putrefied", which is to say developed a persistent algal bloom due to over abundance of flora that then decayed and robbed the water of oxygen, leaving it uninhabitable to native fauna. Her idea was to introduce a population of fish to harvest the overgrowth and thus restore the lagoon to a healthy balance. Towards the end of the class we were out in the field (lagoon) gathering samples.  Our class teacher came across something that made her furious.  It was a large diameter pipe.  This outlet had been unobtrusively built there by local municipal engineers tasked with the project of restoring the lagoon.  Since the government, by contract, had the right to purchase clear drinking water at an artificially low price, they reasoned that one acceptable solution to the problem was simply to add enough pure drinking water to the putrefied water to dilute it into an acceptable range. Our teacher, a veteran of aquaculture from around the globe, had another word for the government solution.  She called it "immoral".

Vor Tag
Leopard Shepherd
Leopard Shepherd

Watching this while drinking a nice glass of chilled water

Vor Tag
Leopard Shepherd
Leopard Shepherd

Imagine having fresh water being a flex

Vor Tag
Leopard Shepherd
Leopard Shepherd

What water crisis

Vor Tag
The BRIDGE 54
The BRIDGE 54

We should try to find a new planet soon this is not going to end well

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basil leaf
basil leaf

Im with the belief, if they marketed the clean water stating it as "desalinated water" , people would buy it, rather than the bottled "fresh from the ozark" water, thus creating a monetary return for investment into the desalination process. Also, they could pour out the brine water, being not as salty as the oceans, into the deserts, let it soak into the earth, and the earth can filter it back into the oceans, or underground aquifers.

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Spetsialista
Spetsialista

Why they don't collect all the million trillion mega liters of water from the rain?

Vor Tag
Sonny
Sonny

They plumb the water into dry countries from wet countries via underground pipes!

Vor Tag
Janusha
Janusha

Why does everybody have to be "saved" If we cannot live in a sustainable way, then get out of there. We shouldnt FORCE nature to conform just because for example 30 million people want to live in a god damn desert. Simply because they always have and they feel they have the RIGHT to.

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White Knight
White Knight

Let's not lie,only way your going to save the planet is to commit genocide,oh also since everyone refuses to stop trading with China they can STFU about an American carbon footprint

Vor Tag
boulderbash19700209
boulderbash19700209

If you make a video about fresh water scarcity, don't include scenes of people spilling fresh water.

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Joe Milbourne
Joe Milbourne

How the hell can the average American citizen uses 100 gallons of water per day or 400 liters that's about 140,000 liters a year ......how is this possible ? I live on tank water collected from my roofs and have between 45,000 to 50,000 liters in storage in three tanks and that is used for all my household needs,Laundry,Bathroom ,Kitchen and watering the gardens and I never run out ....ever, and the average American uses three times as much as me ....that is a lot of water ...but I wonder if every house had a 25,000 liter tank what would consumption be then ? I think some people are pulling the big con on a lot of American citizens !!

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Eric Cuthbert
Eric Cuthbert

concerning people living in places where water is scarce, I think it would be better to bring these people to where there is water rather than bring the water to them, in other words, bring them to cities and Town's. interfering with the balance of nature is risky for all life.🐍🐸🐯👯🐧🐒🐺🐼🐦🐻🐜🐛🐟🐋🐙🐝🔴cuthberteric2017@gmail.com

Vor Tag
MrMelodyCold
MrMelodyCold

what tha hell is a gallon?

Vor Tag
Snoop
Snoop

I want it

Vor 2 Tage
BarBakedQue 21
BarBakedQue 21

Why not reverse osmosis the salt water then salinate the brine

Vor 2 Tage
Rau Kenneth
Rau Kenneth

We already have a planetary desalination program. Called rainwater. Learn to use it

Vor 2 Tage
Elquesoyyo _
Elquesoyyo _

Sea Water Desalination , take the saltier water and transform it to salt DA!

Vor 2 Tage
Peter Zurich
Peter Zurich

My friend Dr.Martin Williams is trying to develop a process for desalinatiom using muons as the renewable energy source. I think this is worth more research.

Vor 2 Tage
Refugio Villegas III
Refugio Villegas III

My question is can't you boil away the brine water into the atmosphere or is it an environmental hazard too?

Vor 2 Tage
Panthera
Panthera

Too much of heat will be created, unless they would use something like highly concentrated sun beams to heat water and then use thermal heat generators to use the heat from steam for electricity making. Doing something like that, they would end up with a cool steam at the end of chimney. Then there would be just a cool vapour leaving the plant chimney instead of excessive heat made from the desalination plant. That way people would maybe avoid increasing global warming and get salt and clean water when possible, not always, because such system would depend on available sunlight. This idea and others need a lot of evaluations to ensure safety and possibility.

Vor 9 Stunden
Raunak Thakur
Raunak Thakur

So much water ... felling thrusting ,take a sip

Vor 2 Tage
hyper troll chris
hyper troll chris

Why can't they just distill the salt out of brine? Now you can sell water and sea salt.

Vor 2 Tage
Martijn H
Martijn H

Energy, it costs a huge amount of energy to distill water out of salt. On board ships heat is usually used to distill fresh water out of seawater. But this is excess heat from the main engines. And in order for this proces to continue one still needs water to pump everything around, hence brine. In a land based plant this proces could in theory continue till you just have salt and water, but this costs huge amounts of energy. Which is not only expensive, but with todays climate crisis not a sustainable option.

Vor 12 Stunden
fire5479
fire5479

Turning water into wine.

Vor 2 Tage
ANURAG K P
ANURAG K P

reverse osmosis is stupidity..why waste money when mother nature is doing it for us..

Vor 2 Tage
ANURAG K P
ANURAG K P

so the only problem is pollution in atmosphere.....

Vor 3 Tage
BloodWolf
BloodWolf

I'm not sure if I'm understanding this video all the way. They keep saying "desalination is an option, not a solution". How is that possible? How desalination an option. The way that we have clean water is through desalination. Evaporation, spreads a mixture of desalinated ocean water with clean water through the clouds and percepitates on land. All clean water has to come from the ocean right? Lakes, springs, ponds, etc. would dry without perciptation across the land. How is desalination an option? How is it not a solution? Because fresh water has to be replenished somehow, and if fresh water didn't exist. The only way to produce fresh water on this planet is to desalinate it at that point. So how is it an option?

Vor 3 Tage
Dan O
Dan O

Why don't we use solar power to steam distill ocean water?

Vor 3 Tage
yoshua4
yoshua4

My general mindset with water is. If im paying for it, who the hell are you to tell me I cant fill my pool with it or wash my car with it?

Vor 3 Tage
Jimmy Kirk
Jimmy Kirk

Seems like it would easier to simply collect the fresh water before it reaches the salty ocean, than trying to remove the salt afterwards. Why not just set up a lock/dam on rivers right before they hit the ocean, and collect the fresh water?

Vor 3 Tage
mc skai
mc skai

The music in the first minute is annoying and made it harder to hear.

Vor 3 Tage
nutsackmania
nutsackmania

i kinda like that jam

Vor 12 Stunden
A Z
A Z

Would like to see a thunderf00t video on this

Vor 3 Tage
Daniel 1k
Daniel 1k

Wonder what piping brine to an active volcano would do lol. I know the water would evap. But what about everything else?

Vor 3 Tage
Panthera
Panthera

Water steam is hot and think about climate change.

Vor 9 Stunden
Raymond Fee
Raymond Fee

You mean save humans, not the world. The population of humans is the problem along with corporate environmental destruction are two of the major problems that will save the world, and thus humans. We tend to look at the true problems from a viewpoint of how it affects humans and end it there.

Vor 3 Tage
Brian Fidler
Brian Fidler

Decision-makers on a global scale have made the conscious decision not to solve this problem: Brine is utilized throughout the nation as a preventative on the roads during the winter, highlighting that the brine can be sold and utilized, rather than dumped back into the ocean and or specifically manufactured for said use. The intake issues have been address by numerous industries which already take water from the ocean for various purposes. And, solar arrays and wind turbines could easily be connected to the facility to off-set the energy consumption; you have a plethora of wind and sun where these facilities are located. Funny enough, I pointed these facts out back in the 1980's when I was stationed in Cali, every time someone mentioned their water issues. The Navy has been using this technology for decades... one of the reasons we can stay at sea for "unspecified" amount of time.

Vor 3 Tage
bittewarten
bittewarten

Use brine to make salt. Done.

Vor 3 Tage
Breakarelow
Breakarelow

No, we will need sea water deplastification.

Vor 3 Tage
PAWAN
PAWAN

What about the creatures in Sea?.....😖

Vor 3 Tage
Mojo
Mojo

the answer is no---we need less people, not more water

Vor 3 Tage
Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith

No, the western world needs to use less, I.e. suburban lawns watering etc.

Vor 2 Tage
LJ Madrigal Music
LJ Madrigal Music

Remove capitalism. We'll make a desalination machine. 😂

Vor 4 Tage
Zackary Nortley
Zackary Nortley

why not just take the rest of the water out of the brine and then sell it as water softener salt?

Vor 4 Tage
Alex Lac.
Alex Lac.

Why living in an unviable environment in the first place?

Vor 4 Tage
Erin Hunter
Erin Hunter

Alex Lac. Lol exactly, same with homeless people like just buy a home

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