Mineral balance and quality standards for desalinated water: the Israeli experience Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Due to the increasing problems of water shortage across the world, there is a growing trend of producing new water sources by desalination of seawater and brackish water. In desalinated water, the levels of alkalinity and essential ions, such as calcium and magnesium, are very low. Therefore, desalinated water may be associated with inferior taste, and corrosion problems that may result in the release of metals into water distribution pipes. In addition, the total daily dietary intake of such minerals may be reduced in some …

publication date

  • November 25, 2011