The Dead Sea Project Desalination Plant & Other Issues

The Dead Sea Project’s preferred method for moving substantial quantities of water from the Red Sea is to construct a pumping stating near Aqaba—pump it to high altitudes—and then let it flow through pipelines and tunnels to the area south of the Dead Sea.

And where the world’s biggest desalination plant would duly be erected with a view to delivering almost half a billion cubic meters of desalinated water to Jordan.

The plant would have the ability to store 320 million cubic meters per year initially, increasing to 850 cubic meters a year by 2060. It would require 247 MW of power in 2020 and 556 MW by the time 2060 is reached. The post-desalination high-salinity water would be transported to the Dead Sea with a view to stopping, and eventually preventing its shrinkage. Additionally, a hydroelectric plant would be constructed which can be used to power devices can access the 32Red Casino mobile site, home appliances, and lighting equipment, providing power to Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority.

Algae and seawater issues

However, one organization has cited that the environmental impact in relation to the mixing of different waters from different seas remains unclear, with the possibility that algae could start accumulating in the Dead Sea.

A Dead Sea expert has conducted out a range of independent tests to uncover the effects of mixing. The results were not what they hoped. They found crystals of gypsum floating on the brine with more than half of the Dead Sea Water composition mixed with Red Sea Water.

It showed red colored bacteria. Of course, the percentage mixture will make the results vary from one another, so the experts gave extreme caution in this project until the full effects are known.

The pipeline proposal is something that is financially demanding—with The World Bank estimating costs to reach at least $10 billion—the project also points out that much of that sum could be earned back from selling the desalinated water and electricity.