TY - CHAP A1 - Jesús Epalza A2 - Jhoan Jaramillo A3 - Oscar Guarín ED1 - Murat Eyvaz ED2 - Ebubekir Yüksel Y1 - 2018-09-19 PY - 2018 T1 - Extraction and Use of Plant Biopolymers for Water Treatment N2 - The need for fresh water is increasing with the rapid growth of the world's population. In countries and regions with available water resources, it is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the water supply. However, in countries and regions with limited freshwater resources, priority is given to water supply plans and projects, among which the desalination strategy stands out. In the desalination process, membrane and thermal processes are used to obtain fresh water from salty water that is in abundant amounts in the sea. This book will outline valuable scientific contributions to the new desalination and water treatment technologies to obtain high quality water with low negative environmental impacts and cost. The editors would like to record their sincere thanks to the authors for their contributions. BT - Desalination and Water Treatment SP - Ch. 18 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.77319 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.77319 SN - 978-1-78923-759-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-12-06 ER -