UAE is using, on a trial basis, salt-tolerant algae, also known as halophytic algae, as a natural and sustainable method to decrease salinity in seawater.




UAE is using, on a trial basis, salt-tolerant algae — also known as halophytic algae — as a natural and sustainable method to decrease salinity in seawater. “Once proved cost-effective, this cutting-edge technology will make the UAE the first country in the world to use salt-tolerant algae to desalinate water,” the minister said. Some species of salt-tolerant algae can absorb up to 50 times more salt than the concentration of salt in the water they inhabit, making them a natural way to desalinate water for portable use. In addition, the growing algae can be used to mitigate carbon [
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