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What is salinity?

A measure of the quantity of dissolved salt in water.

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Define concentration.

A measure of the quantity of dissolved substance contained per unit volume of solution.

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What is desalination?

The technology of removing salt and other minerals from water.

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Why is desalination expensive?

It requires a lot of thermal energy, and therefore is much more expensive than using ground/fresh water.

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Source of salt?

Natural and road salt

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Source of minerals?

Carbonate