Abstract Enormous amounts of seawater are desalted everyday worldwide. The total world production of fresh water from the sea is about 2621 mgd (9.92 million m3 day-1 1985 figures). Desalting processes are normally associated with the rejection of high concentration waste brine from the plant itself or from the pretreatment units as well as during the cleaning period. In thermal processes, mainly multistage flash (MSF) thermal pollution occurs. These pollutants increase the seawater temperature, salinity, water current and turbidity. They also harm the marine environment, causing fish to migrate while enhancing the presence of algae, nematods and tiny molluscus. Sometimes micro-elements and toxic materials appear in the discharged brine. - Ibrahim S. Al-Mutaz - Chemical Eng. Dept., College of Eng., King Saud University
So I thought I would write to them and ask them point blank... "What is the desalination process you engage in doing to the ecosystem of the site from which you've extracted the water and then flushed the by-products back into that same site?"
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Stay tuned to see if I get a response.
On another front, apparently Clorox wants to scare us into using it's products because children play with poop in the toilet and don't wash their hands. nice.
I couldn't find the commercial... But seriously, it show kids whispering to each other and one kid says "I play with my poop in the toilet" Where's this kids parents?
It's just over-the-top manipulative. I'll buy generic bleach from now on.