Water scarcity can make nuclear option attractive to some countries

Ibrahim Khamis, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria

Kalpakkam Nuclear Desalination Demonstration Plant, India

Kalpakkam Nuclear Desalination Demonstration Plant, India

Nuclear power and desalination have been seen as symbiotic technologies for a long time. The combination is viewed as an attractive option for countries that have nuclear capability but which also lack sufficient potable water.

The author reviews recent advances in IAEA member states to improve reactors with regard to desalination. He also looks at major recent nuclear desalination studies and projects around the globe

This article first appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine. It has already appeared on this site, but was accidentally deleted.

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