Desal Will Help ArcelorMittal Adapt To Climate Change In Eastern Brazil

21 Jan 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

The world’s biggest steelmaker is to build a seawater desalination plant in Eastern Brazil to safeguard steel production which has been hit by water shortages in recent years, attributed by the company to climate change.Indian multinational steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal SA will invest about $13.2 Million USD on the desal project in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo according to a January 18 statement by the company. It will be the company’s first desal project, and is scheduled to start operating in two years, producing up to 500m³ / h of industrial water for the ArcelorMittal Tubarão water system, providing an important alternative source to the freshwater consumption of the Santa Maria da Vitória River which is provided by public utility Cesan...

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