Scientists have invented an amazing system to turn sea water into drinking water
Drought is a killer in India that affects the interior states of the country to the point of making even drinking water a scarcity. Irrigation and agriculture is the worst affected area, leading to farmers incurring severe losses due to dried up crops and chaos ruling due to a lack of drinking water.
However in what appears to be a godsend, scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre or BARC have achieved the unthinkable. They have devised a scientific method to turn seawater into drinking water . What is most hopeful is the fact that the system can actually churn out 6.3 million liters of water daily which is a mammoth achievement in the wake of the current water crisis. If you want to ensure that the water you are drinking has been filtered and is safe for you and your family to consume, then you may want to consider getting water filters installed into your home.
1 Unique filtration and desalinating method
If you thought just turning seawater in potable drinking water was all there is to the new system, the scientists have much more to offer. They have also developed a method using cheap membranes to removes all toxic impurities from ground water such as arsenic and uranium. Thus, the population will not only have recourse to sea water but also ground water, regardless of its contaminants, thanks to the unique filtration method developed by BARC.
The pilot project will have its first plant in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu in South India. An initiative by BARC, the entire project will be overseen by scientists of the agency. The remarkable feature of the desalinating process is steam emitted as a waste product from nuclear reactors being used to turn seawater into drinking water. Once desalinated and purified, water tastes exactly like fresh drinking water
2 Cheap and Cost Effective Water Purification Systems Manufactured By BARC
The Incredible invention and research by BARC is not the first time its scientists have been involved in combating the water crisis in India. Water treatment plants have been implemented on a nationwide scale where several states will have the benefit of a similar plant to the one in Tamil Nadu. These treatment plants may benefit from incorporating a commercial water softener system to help with any issues related to hard water that have the possibility of being present. The three initial states benefiting from the project are West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Punjab, where agriculture is the dominant profession among rural population.
What’s remarkable about BARC’s filtration system is the usage of cheap and cost effective membranes being manufactured for purifying ground water, which will be done by removing the main contaminants such as lead, waste, arsenic and uranium. Electric and electronic water filters of popular brands are expensive and this will be a boon to those who cannot afford pure filtered water. Domestic purifiers manufactured by BARC scientists are currently being marketed in Marathwada, the main area facing severe drought in Maharashtra.
3 It Tastes Just Like Fresh Filtered Water
Returning to the subject of turning sea water into drinking water, scientists at the BARC, Kudankulam plant are already using the processed sea water for drinking and other purposes. In fact it has a better TDS quality, which is less than 100 and the water tastes just as good as regular filtered water, but is it safe?
Currently 28,000 villages in Maharashtra alone are facing a crisis of severe drought, not forgetting several states in India, which are reeling under a water shortage. The efforts by BARC will have a major positive impact to alleviate the problems of water scarcity, especially in rural areas. The incredible contribution by BARC scientists has been applauded by none other than the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the site and encouraged the effort.
Reports suggest that desalinated water tastes equally good as the fresh water and has TDS less than 100. People at the Kudankulam plant are using the processed water for drinking and other purposes. We really hope that the efforts of the scientists give people clean drinking water sooner than later.