The pilot plant at Tamil Nadu’s Kalpakkam, built by scientists at Bhabha Atomic Research Center uses waste steam from a nuclear reactor to purify the seawater.Its capacity is 6.3 million litre every day.
Currently, the fresh water is being used at the Kudankulam nuclear reactor.
A reporter who tasted the purified water, says it tasted like fresh water, not saline at all.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to the center, examines the cycle fitted with a water purifier.
“Besides, BARC has developed several membranes, by which, at a minuscule cost, groundwater contaminated by uranium or arsenic can be purified and make fit for drinking,” Dr. Vyas added.
On his recent visit to BARC, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pedalled a bicycle that had a water purifier installed on it.
It turns dirty contaminated water into potable water.
Turning the pedals produces the energy the purifier needs.
The nuclear scientists have also made several household water purifiers that are being marketed all over drought-hit Marathwada.