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Irrigating with salt water

 
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Found this wonderful article about irrigating plants using a "drip irrigation pipe" that allows fresh water to "diffuse" out of the pipe but it keep all the salt inside.

I am thinking similar to reverse osmosis. and the entire system is gravity feed so. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/irrigation-system-can-grow-crops-with-salt-water


I did a bit more reading and it is not reverse osmosis but instead Pervaporation.
 
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Plant inoculated with this microbe have a 20% increased productive in high salinity area.
https://www.natureasia.com/en/nmiddleeast/article/10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.168
 
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I like this swamp cooler greenhouse setup for farming with saltwater that MIT has taken a closer look at.
http://12.000.scripts.mit.edu/mission2014/solutions/seawater-farming

 
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