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Desalination of Sea Water

Picking up a recent Economist magazine, an article discusses how desalination of the oceans for usable water is becoming less expensive these days. San Diego has built a large plant, as have a few Australian cities. What does this have to do with Jefferson? It is science related, thus there's a good chance there is a connection. Jefferson worked on Jacob Isaac’s patent on a desalination process back in the early 1790s. Take a look at the entry in our Jefferson Encyclopedia for Desalination of Sea Water.


Anna's picture
The Economist article, "Tapping the Oceans" (June 5th, 2008) is available online here: (At least I think that's the article. I'm sure Bryan will correct me if I'm wrong!)
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Yes, that is the article I was speaking about. Good find.
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