TY - CHAP A1 - Sheikh Mohammad Fakhrul Islam A2 - Zahurul Karim ED1 - Mohammad Hossein Davood Abadi Farahani ED2 - Vahid Vatanpour ED3 - Amir Hooshang Taheri Y1 - 2020-07-15 PY - 2020 T1 - World’s Demand for Food and Water: The Consequences of Climate Change N2 - Undoubtedly, drinking water of an acceptable quality has become a scarce commodity. Water shortage is becoming a major concern all around the world due to limited freshwater resources as well as the high cost of freshwater transportation from freshwater-rich areas to arid areas. As a result, solutions such as water recycling and desalination of saline or brackish water are being introduced and emerging worldwide as alternative ways of supplying water. Desalination of seawater is known to be one of mankind’s earliest forms of water treatment, and it has become one of the most sustainable alternative solutions to provide freshwater for many communities and industrial sectors. This book aims to cover the challenges and opportunities in desalination processes. BT - Desalination SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85919 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.85919 SN - 978-1-78984-739-0 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-20 ER -