operating cost for desalinators.

The range of operating costs for brackish water desalinators is US$ 0.22 - 0.65 per m3 of purified water. The range of operating costs for electric powered desalinators is US$ 0.60 - 1.80 per m3 of fresh water. The range of operating costs for diesel powered desalinators is US$ 0.43 - 1.20 per m3 of fresh water. The operating cost for solar powered desalinators is about US$ 0.55 per m3 of fresh water for the SW-1MS through SW-3MS models which have small capacities. Naturally, larger, commercial models have lower operating costs than smaller, portable models.