China boasts continuous growth in sea water desalination capacity – China – Hangzhou

China’s sea water desalination capacity has grown for three straight years, with 158 sets of equipment installed as of the end of 2016.

The daily desalination capacity exceeded 1.38 million cubic meters, according to figures made public at a forum on water pollution control and ecological protection that ended Monday in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province. Nearly 70 percent of China’s desalinated sea water was for industrial use as of the end of last year. In northern China’s Liaoning, Hebei and Tianjin regions, desalinated water mainly supplies the hydropower, steel and chemical industries. In southern China’s Zhejiang and Guangdong [