The desalination process aims at removing salt from water for further municipal or industrial use. Desalinated water can be obtained either from brackish or from seawater. The desalination of brackish water allows the production of lower-cost water, but this kind of water is a limited source. The oceans, however, contain over 97% of Earth’s water, thus representing an unlimited resource for the seawater desalination process.

The production of drinking water or process water for the industry by means of desalination is getting a more and more suitable option for public and private organizations to face the current challenges. Driven by the rising demand and commercial innovation, the cost of desalination has decreased significantly over the last years, developing into an interesting option.

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May 17th, 2024

GKW Consult at the IFAT Munich 2024

From May 13th to 17th, GKW Consult GmbH and GFA Consulting Group, both members of the GFA Group,…

April 18th, 2024

We are excited to be part of #IFAT Munich

We are excited to be part of #IFAT Munich – the World's Leading Trade Fair for #Water, #Sewage,…

April 1st, 2024

Transition in management at GKW Consult

After a long career of almost 40 years, Dr. Christoph Theune retires on 31st of March 2024.…