Why does producing drinking water from sea water using distillation cost a lot of money?

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Date created: Sat, Jun 26, 2021 12:42 PM
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During distillation, the seawater is boiled. The water vapour is then cooled and condensed to form pure water - leaving the salt behind. The disadvantages of producing drinking water this way include: it is expensive because large amounts of thermal energy are needed to heat the seawater.

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