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.

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  1. Jasbury1 20 months ago | reply

    This looks awesome! Great work!

  2. Exploded Lego 20 months ago | reply

    Nice job! Looks awesome !

  3. TArmstrong 20 months ago | reply

    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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  4. wardlws 20 months ago | reply

    Very nice use of raised baseplates!!!!

  5. =DoNe= 20 months ago | reply

    Wunderful!

  6. legovaughan 20 months ago | reply

    The minifigs really bring this to life. Great build.

  7. RS 1990 20 months ago | reply

    Can you add this to your Cuusoo page?

  8. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 20 months ago | reply

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

  9. Angelo_S. 20 months ago | reply

    Outstanding build!

  10. Super-jet 20 months ago | reply

    I love how everything is so clean. Nice build.

  11. kaitimar 20 months ago | reply

    Fantastic model! Please consider adding this to the Peaceful Lego group.

  12. Global Water Intelligence 5 20 months ago | reply

    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?

  13. Gilcélio 20 months ago | reply

    Thank you all for your comments!

  14. Pedro_H. 20 months ago | reply

    Another great MOC, Gilcélio!
    Impressive details and nice theme!

  15. GreenMoogle 20 months ago | reply

    I like everything going on here but the smoke from the chimneys really looks great!

  16. DavidThePants 19 months ago | reply

    This rocks my socks off.

  17. Kris_Kelvin 4 weeks ago | reply

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

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