The Sisko Posted August 2, 2014 Share Posted August 2, 2014 care to tell me how adding more freshwater to the environment increases salinity (unless ya are stupid enough to dump the condensates into the water) ???? Or unless ya are stupid enough to not know what you're talking about. In the grand scheme of things it may be diluted back out down the road but there are local effects where the brine is returned. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-impacts-of-relying-on-desalination/ And, according to Jeffrey Graham of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography's Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, the salty sludge leftover after desalinization for every gallon of freshwater produced, another gallon of doubly concentrated salt water must be disposed of can wreak havoc on marine ecosystems if dumped willy-nilly offshore. For some desalinization operations, says Graham, it is thought that the disappearance of some organisms from discharge areas may be related to the salty outflow.[/size] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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