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Review and prospects of desalination as a water supply method in China

Liu, Shuang LU and Persson, Kenneth M LU (2013) In Desalination and Water Treatment 51(22-24). p.4291-4301
Abstract
With the development of urbanization and deterioration of water environment, the fresh water shortage in eastern coastal cities of China is more and more serious. Desalination, as the only way to increase the amount of fresh water, should be more applied in this region, while the actual development is not as expected for some reasons. The study reviews the desalination status in China from the perspective such as driving force, investment, cost, policy, safety and energy. The analysis of problems makes the recommendations how to develop desalination market and make desalination as a safety water supply. In addition, the study compares desalination with wastewater reuse in water quality, cost, management, public acceptance and so on and... (More)
With the development of urbanization and deterioration of water environment, the fresh water shortage in eastern coastal cities of China is more and more serious. Desalination, as the only way to increase the amount of fresh water, should be more applied in this region, while the actual development is not as expected for some reasons. The study reviews the desalination status in China from the perspective such as driving force, investment, cost, policy, safety and energy. The analysis of problems makes the recommendations how to develop desalination market and make desalination as a safety water supply. In addition, the study compares desalination with wastewater reuse in water quality, cost, management, public acceptance and so on and discusses the proposal for integrated utilization of different unconventional water sources. (Less)
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Desalination, Cost and investment, Technology, Energy, Management and, policy
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Desalination and Water Treatment
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51
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22-24
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4291 - 4301
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Desalination Publications
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1944-3986
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10.1080/19443994.2013.769486
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {22-24},
  pages        = {4291--4301},
  publisher    = {Desalination Publications},
  series       = {Desalination and Water Treatment},
  title        = {Review and prospects of desalination as a water supply method in China},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2013.769486},
  doi          = {10.1080/19443994.2013.769486},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2013},
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