TY - CHAP A1 - Albert S. Kim A2 - Heyon‐Ju Kim ED1 - Taner Yonar Y1 - 2017-08-30 PY - 2017 T1 - Membrane Thermodynamics for Osmotic Phenomena N2 - Increasing population and environmental pollution are the main stress on freshwater sources. On the other hand, freshwater needs of human being increase dramatically every day. From agriculture to industry and from household to recreation, we need freshwater. In the near future, saltwater and brackish water bodies may be the main source of freshwater for our planet. Desalination phenomena are now being implemented with increasing interest. The book on desalination provides a valuable scientific contribution on freshwater production from saltwater sources. In this book, necessary theoretical knowledge and experimental results of different desalination processes are presented. BT - Desalination SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.68406 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.68406 SN - 978-953-51-3364-3 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-19 ER -