Can Sea Water Desalination Save The World?

  • čas přidán 16. 10. 2019
  • Today, one out of three people don’t have access to safe drinking water. And that’s the result of many things, but one of them is that 96.5% of that water is found in our oceans. It’s saturated with salt, and undrinkable. Most of the freshwater is locked away in glaciers or deep underground. Less than one percent of it is available to us. So why can’t we just take all that seawater, filter out the salt, and have a nearly unlimited supply of clean, drinkable water?
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    Can Sea Water Desalination Save The World?

Komentáře • 4 483

  • Peter Shenouda
    Peter Shenouda Před 2 hodinami

    Australia did it.. 👌
    Edit: and they made the public population pay for it ..

  • tyler maloney
    tyler maloney Před 3 hodinami

    Cost being applied to the Individual should be phased out or refinanced over a long period of time.

  • tyler maloney
    tyler maloney Před 3 hodinami

    Chunk of solid salt.
    Fit into Mold, fill with steel or titanium.
    Allow the top of the mold to expose salt to sun.
    Use mirrors and or magnifying glass to focus onto salt exposure.
    When heated, cover the salt and add bottles.
    Add sea water and evaporate all of the water in the bottle.
    Add contort flask to regain the water minus the salt.
    Separate salt from the bottom of the bottles.
    Do this a hundred times and get better each time.
    Better planning for your population size.

  • Trigger Troll
    Trigger Troll Před 5 hodinami +1

    They should make solar, wind and tide powered desalination plants on all the coasts. Clean water would be available everywhere.

  • integr8er66
    integr8er66 Před 7 hodinami

    WHAT SHORTAGE? there have been massive floods recently, where I live there are 3 massive rivers that come together. What you meant to say is IDIOTS that chose to live in the desert got what was expected. Smh..jeeze.

  • chriss Whites
    chriss Whites Před 7 hodinami

    There is no water crisis. If you want to live in a deserted area then, of course, there is a water crisis. Look at the FEMA map and the new areas under flash flood are like never before. Crumbling infrastructure is the major issue since millions of gallon of water is wasted through cracks. MSNBC should stop bullshitting people.

  • Misaki Miszine
    Misaki Miszine Před 12 hodinami

    Right.. There is place's in the world that rain 90% of the time but we don't setup huge barrels / etc to collect it and clean it that way? then send it around the world but people prefer to make it harder by removing salt from salt water.. There's some real dumb people in the world.

  • Corey Andersson
    Corey Andersson Před 14 hodinami

    Can the brine be used in a HHo converter? Is it a possible fuel we can burn and use in our automobiles?

  • David Chaplin
    David Chaplin Před dnem

    Nuclear power plants ,,, nuclear desal ,,,, should all have started 3 decades ago

  • Annie getyourgun
    Annie getyourgun Před dnem

    They need to leave nature alone!!

  • Annie getyourgun
    Annie getyourgun Před dnem


  • Brehon Mills -The Stock Investor

    Man can solve this problem if they truly wanted. Keeping majority of the countries poor and dependent is the plan..

  • jcllings
    jcllings Před dnem

    IDK. A simple drop in air pressure can cause water to boil and become gas. Seems to me like they make a big deal out of something that isn't.

  • Radu Ungureanu
    Radu Ungureanu Před dnem +7

    "Most of the fresh water is locked up in glaciers". Well, we do have a solution for that, don't we? :)

  • Zhayes151
    Zhayes151 Před dnem

    0:37 Flint, MI. Flint River at Dort Highway. I ride my bike there often.

  • the truth
    the truth Před dnem

    I know a way to turn salt water to fresh water using little are no energy and i am not telling



  • mike valenzuela
    mike valenzuela Před 2 dny +1


  • TeeArrBee
    TeeArrBee Před 2 dny

    We humans are more like a carcinogen to the Earth than we are stewards. What's fascinating is that it is our science that causes this cancerous property to our world. There isn't one person- that can step outside of their instinct for survival - that doesn't know that desalination is just like plastics. Plastics being another deadly wound to our planet caused by scientific endeavors. Desalination will be (or, actually is) another horrid poison to our oceans. That means to our entire planet.

    TR Ball

  • Michael Ashcraft
    Michael Ashcraft Před 2 dny

    Desalination is a Godsend, in the Navy we make our own fresh water aboard ship from Aircraft Carriers to the smallest ships. The same is done in many countries.

  • Dzikrina Saira
    Dzikrina Saira Před 2 dny +1

    Instead of disposing the brine into the ocean, why dont we sell the brine to the salt manufactures (or other company with technology to evaporate the brine), so we can get *salt as byproduct* ??

  • Dianna Skare
    Dianna Skare Před 3 dny


  • Darryl Johnson
    Darryl Johnson Před 3 dny

    While watching this video I see a thumbnail for Bill Gates backed air cleaning plant. So basically were gonna be paying for all of our air and water next..........Dr Suess knew all along!

  • Wise Guy4U
    Wise Guy4U Před 3 dny

    Countries with volcanic activity can use the natural heat to boil water . No cost in heating energy. Just a thought.

    LONNIE DOBBINS Před 3 dny

    Nature already removed the salt for you!

  • Rackneh
    Rackneh Před 3 dny +1

    Is there a video on CNBC's and Verge's channels that don't mention climate change?

  • P D MacGuire
    P D MacGuire Před 3 dny

    For every community without acces to clean drinking water, there is another without access to salt. Even 100 years ago many coastal communities produced salt for their needs by evaporating sea water in covered pans and vats. Brine doesnt need to be heated; just let it evaporate.

  • Corey Micallef
    Corey Micallef Před 3 dny

    Put this together with the implications of if the nuclear power video you made and all of a sudden you have the beginnings of ecomodernism,

  • Dark Vulcan
    Dark Vulcan Před 3 dny

    NO! If this tech gets out of control we'll be sucking up water and removing salt from it faster than it's being replenished by the Earth, killing ALL LIFE ON EARTH! We must be VERY, VERY , VERY careful with this technology, its a SLIPPERY SLOPE! Imagine a world at risk of losing its oceans entirely because people are literally drinking them all and being extra wasteful because "the planet is 70% water." try saying that in 200 years when sea levels start DROPPING. But hopefully by then we'll be harvesting hydrogen dioxide ice from asteriods instead of putting our beautiful planet through more heartache.

    Glacier water is COMPLETELY available, its called go break off some chunks of it, melt it, clean it, and give it to "water stressed areas." if we really cared about out fellow man we'd have done this decades ago.

  • Pensel Picit
    Pensel Picit Před 3 dny

    why don't we evaporate more sea water into the atmosphere globally, we'll get more clouds and rains, thus more water. we don't interfere with the nature, we just assist/accelerate the process. Read the flow of wind and cloud formation, and place an evaporator to make more clouds.
    Just an idea though.

  • horace wayne
    horace wayne Před 3 dny

    atmospheric harvesting seems more realistic....maybe on smaller scale

  • Slagg CS
    Slagg CS Před 4 dny

    So... They're making fresh water, brine, and fish sticks? 🙁

  • Lucifer 777 Christenson

    This will only work if you find a new place to store carbon dioxide because the ocean is the worlds largest carbon sink.

  • Spencer Mack
    Spencer Mack Před 4 dny

    Duh. Unfortunately though desalination currently can not be done on a massive scale.

  • Rob Merrill
    Rob Merrill Před 4 dny

    All about perspective. Most never live in an area where water is considered a precious resource, so they become immune to how much is wasted. Every drop of water that enter your home is considered "drinkable" -- how much of it do any of us actually consume? How many billions of gallons of bottled water are consumed daily by the very same people? It's not a matter of how much water is available, it a matter of how the available water is used.

  • jay hiz
    jay hiz Před 4 dny

    Or just let the brine sit in out door tanks and let the water evaporate and dump the remaining salt on a dry salt lake bed

  • Saira Fahad
    Saira Fahad Před 4 dny

    I totally agree on one thing ... living in a country with water crisis pushed on limits to look forward for desalination of sea... other than relying on rivers with Limited amount of drinking water.

  • Nathaniel Smith
    Nathaniel Smith Před 4 dny

    "Water shortage" lol just another governmental scam.

  • JSMN
    JSMN Před 4 dny

    If you're trying to save water, stripping an entire population of access to water is a great strategy. Israel, as always, is a great example.

  • ராமகிருஷ்ணன் ம

    We Have Only Overpopulation crisis. The rest Crisis are left overs.

    • ராமகிருஷ்ணன் ம
      ராமகிருஷ்ணன் ம Před dnem

      @Local Guide yup i am planning to not have a child

    • GloomGaiGar
      GloomGaiGar Před dnem

      the one thing that's difficult to control. china tried it and now their population is in trouble lol

    • Local Guide
      Local Guide Před dnem

      People say this but it's completely wrong. If you truly believe it then do the world a favor and off yourself.

  • Caleb Wheeler
    Caleb Wheeler Před 4 dny

    Is there a known way to capture humidity and convert it into drinking water?

  • Jai R
    Jai R Před 4 dny +1

    Water problem is political willingness.. if we implement rainwater harvesting on city roads that will solve most of the city water crisis.

  • g Burro
    g Burro Před 4 dny

    Nothing is going to save the (human) world so lng as we have ~7x too many people... Get that under control and fresh water will not be as big a challenge.

  • Dank Meme Necromancer
    Dank Meme Necromancer Před 5 dny +2

    What about medical, hypersaline cane be used in iv’s

  • bob robertson
    bob robertson Před 5 dny

    Our atmosphere creates pressure, the water on this planet doesn't stay in its liquid form because of our sun, it is to the contrary, it doesn't evaporate because it is in a pressurized system... Heating it merely forces it to change states because you are causing the atoms to move around faster causing its orbits to expand, this also happens when you put it into a vacuum, however putting it into a vacuum uses less can also use sound waves to increase (expand) the water atoms orbits by using waves to induce the frequency of the said atoms to a higher frequency to cause the water to change its state from liquid to a gas. You can also heat the atmosphere down wind of where you want more water using the same method (sound) this will cause the nitrogen to produce heat that will produce moisture (rain clouds) then it will rain where you need the water... You can also lower the frequency of nitrogen using sound to cool the planet over the Arctic to produce more ice therein,,, So we can control this climate change problem easily.... no excuse....

  • bob robertson
    bob robertson Před 5 dny

    You simply put salt water into a container, then put the container into a vacuum chamber, apply vacuum,,, then because the water is subject to a vacuum it will turn to a gas, let it rise up into a tube into another container then you have just separated the salt from the simple,,,,, and you can make a device that uses water pressure to do this automatically with out any other external power. For every gallon of salt water you use with this device it produces a gallon of distilled water.

  • bob robertson
    bob robertson Před 5 dny

    Any two state liquid will turn to a gas, when subjecting it to a vacuum. So instead of heating it to a boiling state, merely subject it to a vacuum and whella you have distilled water.

  • bob robertson
    bob robertson Před 5 dny

    you want fresh water,,,, then mix hydrogen with oxygen,,,,, it is easier to do that then force salt water through a membrane to filter out the salt.

  • Jimmy Toetoe
    Jimmy Toetoe Před 5 dny

    Why not dry out the brine and collect it as salt?

  • Ralf Jr.
    Ralf Jr. Před 5 dny

    You can use wind turbine to create water, 1000L/day.

  • GamingTV
    GamingTV Před 5 dny

    no, what it'll do is dry out the planet while polluting the land with salt extract land fills, very very bad idea, when you drain the ocean you're making the planet heat up as well, the ocean is a heat stabilizer, so if there's less ocean there's less coolant

  • Jose Duran
    Jose Duran Před 5 dny

    No water, no life! Humans need a world wide pandemic to cull the herd . The world has a problem of excessive population on poor countries. The people that could less afford to have kids are having them , and cant feed them , can't house , or give them a decent life. First world countries understand this and are decreasing their population through education, but muslim African countries are the most backward and half starving , another culprit is China, and and India with large illiterate populations and not enough resources. There is need to have population control in those countries , conservation programs and anti desertification programs. The world is dying and the disease is humankind.

  • Eric
    Eric Před 5 dny

    The world doesn't have a water crisis, there is plenty of it.

  • Do Re Meep : __
    Do Re Meep : __ Před 5 dny

    Changing the ocean water into drinkable water might help us alot

    If we use ocean water we can use it for bath and stuff and help people’s that has no water sources we can also lowered the ocean water maybe

  • john nguyen
    john nguyen Před 5 dny

    stop using drinking water to flush toilet in California and use seawater instead

  • Gunter Rose
    Gunter Rose Před 5 dny +3

    We should think about more Rainwater Harvesting. Isn't it ceaper ?

    • nevinconstantin
      nevinconstantin Před 12 hodinami

      @Misaki Miszinedo you know how expensive that would be? That's a ridiculous idea, that's why it isn't done

    • Misaki Miszine
      Misaki Miszine Před 12 hodinami

      @nevinconstantin This is why we have a thing call planes/trucks.. Collect the Rain water in other places where it rains a lot then move it to place's that need it.

    • Local Guide
      Local Guide Před dnem

      @nevinconstantin Collecting rainwater in dry areas like California only makes the problem worse as you're effectively removing it from the environment, meaning less water in the water cycle and less rain.

    • nevinconstantin
      nevinconstantin Před 2 dny

      Yes but the problem is lack of rain. California is a good example, it doesn't rain nearly enough to cover the problem

  • Horny Devil
    Horny Devil Před 5 dny

    Can’t brine be used to make softener salt?

  • Kc Jay
    Kc Jay Před 5 dny

    This is way better than drilling for water underground which destroys the land. Central California has sunk to more than 5 feet since 2015 due to that for example.

  • Dr Seuss
    Dr Seuss Před 5 dny

    Pipe it from the Atlantic. Go ocean to tap, toilet to the river or field, but don't drink where you dmp, Israel has a cool plant, talk about all the jobs in a new pipeline, soft water for your home, everyone buys a home distiller or other filter system to remove the rest of the salt just at the tap?

  • Hoover E Londono
    Hoover E Londono Před 5 dny

    Simple all solar powered desalination and pumping stations free pure clean water for the whole world