Desalination

The process of removing dissolved salts and minerals from seawater or brackish water. It is also called desalinization or desalting. Desalination is an advanced technical process involving many different technologies, including distillation, reverse osmosis, and membrane filtration. Desalination produces drinking water and concentrate (the water that contains the salts that were removed in the desalination process, which used to be called brine).