How do you make ocean water drinkable?
Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society describes the methods that can be used to remove salt from seawater to make it drinkable.
The ocean holds 97 percent of the Earth’s water, but this supply is up to 60 times saltier than fresh water.
Reverse osmosis or distillation are processes that can be used to remove salt from seawater. However, these methods are currently too costly in terms of both money and energy to use on a large scale.
Video Credit: American Chemical Society