marine distiller

marine distiller

[mə′rēn di′stil·ər]
(naval architecture)
A machine that distills fresh water from sea water on a ship; evaporation must be carried out at temperatures below 60°C to prevent the sea water from forming a hard, insoluble scale, and the boiling liquid must therefore be kept below atmospheric pressure. Also known as marine evaporator.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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