China desalinates nearly 1.2 mln tonnes of seawater daily

Xinhuanet News
The daily output of China’s 131 seawater desalination projects reached more than 1.18 million tonnes by the end of 2016, according to an official report released Wednesday.   Sixty-six percent has been used for industrial purposes and the rest for residential use. China will speed up the legislation on seawater utilization, expand the use of seawater and address public concerns over drinking desalinated seawater, said Qu Tanzhou, head of science and technology department under the SOA.