Saudi Ara­bia to build so­lar­pow­ered de­sali­na­tion plant

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A sym­bolic foun­da­tion stone for the 5,200 m3/d de­sali­na­tion fa­cil­ity, which is to be lo­cated on the Red Sea coast at Yanbu, was laid by Saudi leader King Sal­man dur­ing a visit to King Ab­du­laziz City for Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (KACST) Saudi Ara­bia is build­ing a so­lar-pow­ered de­sali­na­tion plant us­ing ad­so­prtion tech­nol­ogy, in one of seven strate­gic projects that in­clude the na­tion’s first nu­clear re­search re­ac­tor.

A sym­bolic foun­da­tion stone for the 5,200 m3/d de­sali­na­tion fa­cil­ity, which is to be lo­cated on the Red Sea coast at Yanbu, was laid by Saudi leader King Sal­man dur­ing a visit to King Ab­du­laziz City for Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (KACST), in Riyadh, on 5 Novem­ber 2018. The project is the first in­dus­trial ap­pli­ca­tion model that uses de­sali­na­tion ad­sorp­tion tech­nol­ogy.

The other projects en­dorsed by King Sal­man in­clude the nu­clear re­search fa­cil­ity, and de­vel­op­ment of an air­craft fuse­lage at King Khalid In­ter­na­tional Air­port; as well as ad­vanced ma­te­ri­als projects, such as those at the car­bonic fi­bre pro­duc­tion lab, and re­search on alu­minium-pro­duced nano ma­te­ri­als (MOF-303), which ab­sorb

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