Thermal Desalination Technologies Program

Economically Sustainable Desalination

The availability of thermal desalination by multistage flash distillation technologies has provided the population of Kuwait with unrestricted access to safe, clean potable water for more than half a century. Continuing this standard of living will depend very much on how well the water sector in Kuwait can improve the technical and economic competitiveness of thermal desalination. The TDT program will work with Kuwait’s water sector to determine which development strategies improve the sustainability and competitiveness of Kuwait’s freshwater supply while radically improving the efficiency, economy, and flexibility of desalination technologies.

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