Thermal desal unit planned in Tuticorin power plant – Chennai – India

Thermal power plants are major water guzzlers, exerting tremendous pressure on fresh water resources. So, to find a solution to this complex problem in which one can’t decide between power and water, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is advocating the concept of producing their own water with the help of a cheaper and reliable Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) technology developed by the Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). M Rajeevan Nair, secretary, MoES, told Express that the government was planning to use the LTTD technology in all thermal plants located close to the coast. The [