Multiple Effect Distillation
What is it?
Our solution is to purify heavily salted ocean water through Multiple effect distillation. MED is an elaborate distillation process. This machine consists of many chambers with decreasing heat and pressure. Inside the chambers are horizontal tubes carrying hot steam. Salt water is sprinkled in. Because of the heat and pressure, the water vaporizes and collects in the tubes to be moved for the same process into the next chamber. Salt and other unwanted substances, otherwise known as brine, are collected at the bottom and later drained. A diagram of this is shown below
A solution to the water crisis.