Scientists have invented an amazing system to turn sea water into drinking water
Drought is a killer in India that affects the interior states of the country to the point of making even drinking water a scarcity. Irrigation and agriculture is the worst affected area, leading to farmers incurring severe losses due to dried up crops and chaos ruling due to a lack of drinking water.
However in what appears to be a godsend, scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre or BARC have achieved the unthinkable. They have devised a scientific method to turn seawater into drinking water . What is most hopeful is the fact that the system can actually churn out 6.3 million liters of water daily which is a mammoth achievement in the wake of the current water crisis.
1 Unique filtration and desalinating method
If you thought just turning seawater in potable drinking water was all there is to the new system, the scientists have much more to offer. They have also developed a method using cheap membranes to removes all toxic impurities from ground water such as arsenic and uranium. Thus, the population will not only have recourse to sea water but also ground water, regardless of its contaminants, thanks to the unique filtration method developed by BARC.
The pilot project will have its first plant in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu in South India. An initiative by BARC, the entire project will be overseen by scientists of the agency. The remarkable feature of the desalinating process is steam emitted as a waste product from nuclear reactors being used to turn seawater into drinking water. Once desalinated and purified, water tastes exactly like fresh drinking water