The action plan, jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Natural Resources, is expected to promote the large-scale utilization of seawater desalination and ensure the safety of water resources in coastal areas.
China will invest in new desalination plants over the 2021-2025 period and raise capacity to 2.9 million tonnes a day in a bid to boost water supplies, the country’s state planning agency said in a new “five-year plan” for the sector.
As much as 1.25 million tonnes per day of new capacity will be commissioned over the period, including 1.05 million tonnes in coastal cities and 200,000 tonnes in “island regions,” the National Development and Reform Commission said on Wednesday.
A water desalination and purification system went online this week and will provide drinking water to soldiers manning Mavulis Island in the Batanes town of Itbayat, one of the country’s northernmost municipalities.
Governor Marilou Cayco said she joined Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when he ceremonially switched on the facility that would provide a steady and sustainable source of drinking water for the military troops stationed in Mavulis Island.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the inauguration of a desalination plant system which he said was completed partnership of the AFP’s Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) and the AFP Savings and Loan Association Incorporated (AFPSLAI).
On behalf of the National Research Foundation, PUB has issued a $1.3 million grant to technology firm DuPont to determine how Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO) technology can be applied to desalination processes to make the purification of seawater more energy-efficient, flexible and reliable.
Marina East’s new desalination plant can produce 30 million gallons of fresh drinking water daily – Singapore
Singapore’s first large-scale desalination plant capable of treating both seawater and freshwater opens – Singapore
SHIJIAZHUANG, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) — A large desalination project, capable of producing 10,000 tonnes of freshwater from seawater per day, started operations on Wednesday in Tangshan City, north China’s Hebei Province.
The thermal-membrane hybrid seawater desalination project, operated by Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., is hailed as an industrial breakthrough in the country’s steel sector, a big consumer of water.
The new project combines the “thermal” and “membrane” approaches in seawater desalination: the former uses waste heat produced by factories to distill seawater, while the latter relies on ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis membranes, similar to household water purifiers, said Zhang Bo with the company’s energy and environmental protection department.
Present to receive the order was ONWR Secretary-General Somkiat Prajamwong, who strongly supported the move to resolve the water shortages. Also present was Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and government spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat.
Deputy PM Prawit this morning was brought up to speed on the recurring issue of Phuket running out of mains supply water that leaves residents in certain areas, notably the poor neighbourhood in Soi Kingkaew, Rassada, without tap water for months.