TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Energy Minister of Iran, Reza Ardakanian said feasibility studies have been launched to supply 17 provinces across the country with desalinated water from the sea.
In remarks on Tuesday, Ardakanian said his ministry has devised serious plans to carry out projects for desalinated sea water in 17 provinces of Iran.
He noted that feasibility studies have begun to launch desalination facilities at a distance of 100 kilometers from the sea.
Pointing to the growing progress in the seawater desalination facility technology in the world, the Iranian energy minister said advanced technology would reduce the cost of salt water desalination.
He further noted that one of the economically feasible ways for Iran to run desalination facilities is to use the waste heat from thermal power stations.
Supplying the energy for desalination plants with the waste heat energy from the gas-fired and combined cycle gas turbine plants would increase the efficiency of power stations and help supply fresh water for the bulk of coastal provinces, he explained further.
The energy minister also unveiled plans to open the second phase of a major sea water desalination project in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas in the coming weeks.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews