Desalination is the process of removing salt from sea water or brackish river or groundwater to make potable water. The potable water is used for direct human consumption or crop irrigation. The desalination process involves either a thermal distillation process or membrane system such as reverse osmosis.
While the end result of desalination is clean and useful water, there are several aspects of the process which need to be carefully controlled and monitored so as not to negatively impact the environment. It is at these pre- and post-treatment stages where YSI instruments can provide valuable data.