Best Industries 2012: Water | 8 Big Opportunities to Tap

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Desalination

Desalination, the process of removing salt from seawater, has traditionally taken place at massive plants, but companies like Seven Seas Water, which is backed by the Virgin Green Fund, are proving there’s a market for innovative small scale solutions out there, too. The Tampa, Florida-based company builds desalination units on large cargo containers and transports them to private and public customers primarily in the Caribbean, where access to drinkable water is sometimes limited. Modular desalination has also been important in the aftermath of natural disasters, like the earthquake in Haiti.