Island desalination

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This Moc was created in academic way to show how complicated the process of desalination of sea water and how best to preserve our natural sources of freshwater.

This project does not follow strictly the original design but serves to draw attention to the care of the water.

Desalination, desalinization, or desalinisation refers to any of several processes that remove some amount of salt and other minerals from saline water. More generally, desalination may also refer to the removal of salts and minerals, as in soil desalination.

Salt water is desalinated to produce fresh water suitable for human consumption or irrigation. One potential byproduct of desalination is salt. Desalination is used on many seagoing ships and submarines. Most of the modern interest in desalination is focused on developing cost-effective ways of providing fresh water for human use. Along with recycled wastewater, this is one of the few rainfall-independent water sources.

Large-scale desalination typically uses large amounts of energy and specialized, expensive infrastructure, making it more expensive than fresh water from conventional sources, such as rivers or groundwater.

Desalination is particularly relevant to countries, such as Australia, which traditionally have relied on collecting rainfall behind dams to provide their drinking water supplies.

According to the International Desalination Association, in 2009, 14,451 desalination plants operated worldwide, producing 59.9e6 cubic metres (2.12×109 cu ft) per day, a year-on-year increase of 12.3%.[4] It was 68 million m3 in 2010, and expected to hit 120 million m3 by 2020; some 40 million m3 is planned for the Middle East. The world's largest desalination plant is the Jebel Ali Desalination Plant (Phase 2) in the United Arab Emirates.

 

Thanks Nannan your help was very important in this project, thank you.

  • James Asbury 3y

    This looks awesome! Great work!
  • Carson Hart 3y

    Very cool!
  • Exploded Lego 3y

    Nice job! Looks awesome !
  • Tommy Armstrong 3y

    Tommy Armstrong As a former ORC (Operator in Responsible Charge) of a water treatment plant and now a sewer plant, have never figured out how LEGO can build a city without a water plant and a sewer plant-the only two pieces of infrastructure that are really an absolute necessity for civilization to exist. This would be a good concept for a LEGO kit. Water is the limiting factor for all human growth. And impure water kills more people than all other causes combined including war and famine. So LEGO, take up the environmental torch and create a LEGO water plant and a LEGO sewer plant (pc term is Waste Water Treatment Plant or WWTP). Your cities have to have one.lol And think about the educational value of such a kit. Could really figure out where our water comes from (an it is not out of a faucet) and when our poop goes to make it harmless. This or a conventional plant should be required for every LEGO city. As well as a poop treatment plant. (PTP). Minifigs have to drink and poop also. Otherwise why are there cups for them and toilettes?

    If someone builds them, I will write the manual (not the building instructions but how it works). And we could use engraved and printed pieces and not those silly decals-lol.
    By the way, my picture is really drying sludge which is the byproduct of treating poop. It has been rendered harmless and in then applied to fields. In my previous plant we simply let the sun dry in creating some great cracking formations.

    Here are some more. All are copyrighted .

    www.flickr.com/photos/7944318@N05/sets/72157600240167262/
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  • wardlws 3y

    Very nice use of raised baseplates!!!!
  • viktor Jakobsson 3y

    Wunderful!
  • legovaughan 3y

    The minifigs really bring this to life. Great build.
  • Ryan Smith 3y

    Can you add this to your Cuusoo page?
  • Spreng Ben 3y

    You did a perfect Job with this image! It really deserves Explore.
    I wish you a sweet Tuesday.
    Ben
  • Angelo_S. 3y

    Outstanding build!
  • Super-jet 3y

    I love how everything is so clean. Nice build.
  • Gorazd Vahen 3y

    Fantastic model! Please consider adding this to the Peaceful Lego group.
  • victor98_2001 3y

    stunting shot
  • National Centre of Excellence in Desalination 3y

    Fantastic!
  • Global Water Intelligence 5 3y

    It would appear to be a novel desalination system you are using. Membrane desalination plants are full of long while tubes, while thermal desalination plants have large metal cases with pipes snaking in and out of them. You can look at what desal plants look like here: www.desalyearbook.com/home .
    Also do you really think it is better to take more freshwater from rivers and lakes rather than develop new renewable freshwater resources through desalination?
  • Gilcelio chagas 3y

    Thank you all for your comments!
  • Pedro Henrique 3y

    Another great MOC, Gilcélio!
    Impressive details and nice theme!
  • GreenMoogle 3y

    I like everything going on here but the smoke from the chimneys really looks great!
  • David Hoh 3y

    This rocks my socks off.
  • Montgomery Burns 1y

    I`m a little bit late but this is fantastic :D
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