• Short Summary

    IN MANY COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD, WATER, AND THE LACK OF IT, REMAINS A PROBLEM.?

  • Description

    IN MANY COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD, WATER, AND THE LACK OF IT, REMAINS A PROBLEM. TAPPING EXISTING WATER RESOURCES FOR IRRIGATION, INDUSTRY AND CONSERVATION IS A NEVER ENDING PROCESS, BUT IN SOME PARTS OF THE WORLD IT ISN'T ENOUGH. ONE WAY OVER THE PROBLEM IS CONVERTING SEA WATER TO FRESH WATER, AND A LARGE INTERNATIONAL EFFORT IS BEING MOUNTED TO DISCOVER AN ECONOMIC METHOD OF DOING THIS.

    ONE COUNTRY WHERE THE DESALINATION OF SEA WATER IS A MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECT IS ISRAEL, AND RECENTLY MR. LEVI ESHKOL, THE PRIME MINISTER, VISITED THE RED SEA PORT OF EILAT, WHERE AN EXPERIMENTAL PLANT HAS BEEN SET UP TO CONVERT SEA WATER AT THE RATE OF 250 THOUSAND GALLONS (1 THOUSAND CUBIC METRES) A DAY.

    THE PROCESS USED AT THE EILAT PILOT PLANT WAS DEVELOPED BY AN ISRAELI ENGINEER, MR. A ZARCHIN, AND IS BEING USED IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. DETAILS OF THE PROJECT ARE STILL SECRET, BUT THE ZARCHIN METHOD, ALSO USED IN THE UNITED STATES, USES A FREEZING PROCESS FOR CONVERSION.

    THE VISIT TO THE EILAT PLANT PROVIDED MR. ESHKOL WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT; INFORMATION WHICH WILL BE OF USE TO HIM ON HIS FORTHCOMING VISIT TO WASHINGTON. WHILE IN THE AMERICAN CAPITAL HE WILL DISCUSS WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON AN OFFER BY AMERICA TO JOIN ISRAEL IN RESEARCH INTO DESALINATION USING NUCLEAR POWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23PIAGCXR0ITSJM61AR53WY1W
    Media URN:
    VLVA23PIAGCXR0ITSJM61AR53WY1W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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