Skip to comments.Strategy of water desalination in the Gaza Strip
Posted on 01/14/2009 9:40:29 AM PST by rface
Desalination became a strategic option in the scarce-water countries, in general and in Palestine, in particular. Its cost competes with the costs of other non-conventional water resources such as wastewater reuse and groundwater recharge. The paper focuses on the Gaza Strip as the study area. Water resources in Gaza Strip suffer from deficit in the water balance of about 30%. From an environmental view, desalination has less negative impact compared to other solutions. It can participate in a significant role in the sustainability of the water resources. Various types of desalination plants in use are discussed. Technical and economical aspects of the various plants are considered. Special attention is given to the reverse osmosis (RO) plants. Although the cost of desalination is still relatively expensive for our case in the Gaza Strip, reverse osmosis desalination is strongly recommended and considered as a strategic alternative in order to overcome the water deficit and meet the future needs of desalination for the Strip. In addition and as part of the strategy, the power consumption of RO systems in Gaza Strip shall be optimized with the Global power consumption and capacity of the power plant under construction.
Keywords: Strategy; Reverse osmosis; Water shortage
Presented at the European Conference on Desalination and the Environment: Fresh Water for All, Malta, 48 May 2003. European Desalination Society, International Water Association.
Maybe there is a desalinatin plant at Gaza that I don't know about.......
water problem at Gaza solved........?
water factory = target
I don't think this is so.
They need to get rid of the pond scum first.
consider the size of a reservoir, now consider the size of a water desalinization plant built of metal and concrete, think of what a few bombs can do to a desalinization plant, now think of what a few bombs can do when they hit a lake made of water. And there you have your answer.
Economic development isn't a concern for the palestinians. If it were, Gaza would be a mideastern Riviera, beach resorts and casinos from northern to southern borders.
Any desalinization plant built there, perhaps by Europeans, would be destroyed by Palis one way or another