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Biggest Africa Seawater Reverse-Osmosis Desalination Plant Opens

Africa’s largest seawater reverse-osmosis desalination plant has opened that uses ultra-filtration and membrane technologies to supply water to Oran, the second-biggest city in Algeria.

The Magtaa plant on Algeria’s northwest Mediterranean coast can desalinate 500,000 cubic meters of seawater a day, helping supply Oran-area residents and industries from 55 kilometers (34 miles) to the east, the Singapore-based water-treatment company Hyflux Ltd. said today in a statement.