China plans to increase its sea water desalination capacity more than fivefold during the next three to five years to ease a water shortage on its inhabited islands. Around 100 sea water desalination projects will be built or upgraded in 16 coastal provinces and cities, adding 600,000 tonnes of daily desalination capacity to the existing capacity of 135,700 tonnes, according to a plan issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Oceanic Administration. By 2020, desalinated sea water is expected to become the main source of water for islands suffering a severe water shortage, according to […]
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 […]