Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping
English websites of Chinese embassies




Home >> Sci-Edu
UPDATED: 12:00, October 26, 2006
Greece builds world's first environment-friendly desalination platform
font size    

Greece has built the world's first autonomous, environment-friendly and floating desalination platform, the semi-official ANA news agency reported on Wednesday.

The first floating desalination platform in the world, widely used in the Aegean Sea, was built entirely based on Greek know-how, design and construction, the report said.

The wind generator produces the necessary energy being used to turn sea water into drinking water and it is built in such a way that can operate in the most adverse weather conditions, while the platform can be moved to different islands to supply them with drinking water, it added.

This undertaking has a major ecological dimension as well, because wind as an energy source reduces to zero any unfavorable environmental consequences.

In northern Europe, offshore wind farms are gaining ground with the windmill bases being cemented to the bottom of the shallow sea.

The floating wind farms, however, can be a solution in the Mediterranean, Japan or the United States where the sea is deep and the winds are very strong, it said.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
Dic

Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved