Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.  Such is the case with over 97 percent of the earth’s water which is too salty to be consumed.  But if a new, innovative desalinization technique soon takes hold, drawing fresh water out of the salty sea may  become not too hard to swallow.  According to Scientific American, a technology called membrane desalination may greatly expand the role of desalinization considerably, as this process places a thin, semipermeable membrane between salt water and fresh in a tank, and then uses pressure to move the salt water to the fresh water side and in the process clean it up.  With enthusiasm for the process rising, many believe the water in your glass may one day come right from the deep blue sea.

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