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What is desalination?

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Updated a month ago

1. Slide
60 seconds
Desalination is the process of removing salt from seawater. This process produces fresh water that can be used for drinking, farming, and other activities. Desalination plants are a promising source of clean water in dry regions.
2. Slide
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Desalination plant: A facility that removes salt from seawater to produce drinking water. Reverse Osmosis: A process used by desalination plants to filter salt out of seawater. Distillation: A process used by desalination plants to evaporate seawater and collect the resulting fresh water.
3. Open question
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What is desalination?
4. Slide
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Desalination plants are able to produce potable water out of salt water from the ocean and other sources. The biggest desalination plant in the world is located in Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia and produces up to 1 million cubic meters of water every day. The energy required to power desalination plants has a very low carbon footprint compared to other sources of freshwater.
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5. Open question
270 seconds
With you group, discuss what are the advantages and disadvantages of using a desalination plant as a water source?
6. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a peanut butter and jelly sandwich doing a handstand
7. Poll
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What is the purpose of a desalination plant?
  • To grow plants
  • To turn saltwater into freshwater
  • To generate electricity
  • To produce food
8. Poll
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Where are desalination plants commonly built?
  • Deserts
  • Cities
  • Mountains
  • Coastal areas
9. Poll
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How does a desalination plant remove salt from seawater?
  • By freezing the water
  • By boiling the water
  • Through reverse osmosis

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