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  • Titanium dioxide-water nanofluids enhance the performance of solar collectors

    Adding nanoparticles to water in solar collectors, which are used to capture the sun’s energy, can considerably improve their performance, a recent study on nanofluids has found. The energy efficiency of the collector can be increased by up to 76.6% when using water containing 0.1% by volume of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, compared with water alone. Energy from the sun is a renewable ...

  • One of World's Largest Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Projects to Be Constructed in Windsor, Ontario

    Mississauga-based installer Solar & AlternativeTechnology Corporation (S.A.T.) has partnered with solar panel manufacturer Soventix Canada Inc. and the Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. distillery (Hiram Walker) to build one of the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic installation in the world. ...


  • Leanardo Energy holds second concentrated solar power online training course

    Following the first training series dedicated to Concentrated Solar Power technology description, Leonardo Energy is launching a second course, covering market aspects, special applications (solar desalination) and solar resource assessment. To register for the course, please ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • ThermoEnergy China Marketing Program Expands to Wastewater Filtration for PV Solar Panel Production Plants

    ThermoEnergy Corp.(OTCBB: TMEN), a diversified technologies company engaged in the development and sales of leading edge wastewater recovery and power generation technologies in global markets, has announced it has launched a marketing plan to provide technology to China that would recover high value and often toxic chemicals and metals from wastewater ...


  • HydroRevolution announces a direct public offering to construct california`s first solar desalination plant

    - HydroRevolutionSM announces the issuance of $10 million of preferred stock in a state-registered California Direct Public Offering (DPO). - Proceeds from the sale of securities will be used for the construction of a commercial solar desalination plant in California's Central Valley. - HydroRevolutionSM is the first and only desalination plant in the country to offer shares to the general ...


    By WaterFX

  • Abengoa inaugurates an advanced technology desalination plant for Masdar in Abu Dhabi

    The project uses ultrafiltration technology, reverse osmosis and membrane distillation. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, today inaugurated a desalination pilot plant that uses its most advanced reverse osmosis and membrane distillation technology, in ...


    By Abengoa

  • Turning seawater into drinking water with sun and wind power

    A commercial-scale, seawater desalination plant powered by solar and wind energy that produces freshwater and dry salt has been designed by Spanish researchers. The new process does not discharge highly concentrated salty water back into the sea as a by-product, ensuring that there is little damage to the marine environment. Desalination plants extract freshwater from seawater and the technology ...

  • Access to water for world`s poor

    With many arid regions of Africa and Asia suffering from severe water shortages, European enterprises are stepping in to lend a helping hand, providing local communities with the tools necessary to supply themselves with drinkable water. In the past, solutions have traditionally focused on large industrial desalination plants which are capable of supplying 50 million cubic metres of fresh water ...

  • NREL and 3M sign agreement on renewable energy research

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today announced a series of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with 3M, the St. Paul, Minn.-based technology company. The collaborative effort demonstrates both 3M’s and NREL’s commitments to meeting the nation's clean energy needs by developing technologies that are vital to producing ...

  • GE and memsys Achieve Technology Milestone for Unconventional Gas Water Treatment

    Membrane Distillation Technology Replicates Conventional Thermal Evaporation Process While Using Less Energy and Lowering the Cost and the Carbon Footprint of Evaporation - Field Project Proves Effective for High-Salinity Produced Water After 200 hours of continuous operation at a Texas-based commercial disposal well, GE (NYSE: GE) and ...


    By General Electric

  • Spotlight on desalination techniques

    New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, ‘Desalination: A Technological Assessment', finds that reverse osmosis (RO) has a bright future in the desalination market but research is ongoing for ion exchange processes and thermal technologies that involve utilisation of waste heat. Thermal and membrane desalination are the technologies driving the ultra pure water and potable water sectors in ...


  • Desalination techniques emerge in the spotlight as fresh water supplies diminish steadily, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Thermal and membrane desalination are the technologies driving the ultra pure water and potable water sectors in the water market. Thermal technologies are highly favored in countries where energy is cheap and abundant. The water market is growing, and other industries such as concentrated solar power, produced water treatment and ballast water treatment are exploring the possibility of ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Desalination Techniques Emerge in the Spotlight as Fresh Water Supplies Diminish Steadily, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    Thermal and membrane desalination are the technologies driving the ultra pure water and potable water sectors in the water market. Thermal technologies are highly favored in countries where energy is cheap and abundant. The water market is growing, and other industries such as concentrated solar power, produced water treatment and ballast water treatment are exploring the possibility of ...


  • Engineering an endless supply of fresh water

    A sustainable and secure supply of fresh water is becoming an increasingly urgent issue throughout the globe - particularly in the developing world, where many of the poorest and most vulnerable already lack clean drinking water. Climate change could also mean that many parts of Southern Europe may face a similar shortage of fresh water in the future. New research offers two solutions to water ...

  • GE and William Grant & Sons Collaborate to Power “Green” Scotch Whisky

    Today GE (NYSE: GE) announced an expansion with Scottish distilling icon William Grant & Sons (Grant’s) to supply a combined heat and power solution with an ...


    By General Electric

  • Additional water can be obtained from existing RO plants

    Water production capacity at existing RO sea water desalination plants can be significantly increased. By treating the RO reject water with a new technology, additional pure water can be obtained and the reject can be concentrated for easier disposal. The technology can be integrated in new RO-plants but can also be used as add-ons to existing RO-plants The new technology is called ...


    By Scarab Development AB

  • Using the rays of the sun to convert sea- to drinking water

    Many of the world's remote areas with water shortages also have three things in abundance: Sun, wind and sea. How renewable energies can be harnessed more effectively in the future to transform salty seawater and brackish water into drinking water is the subject of a current study issued by an EU initiative dubbed 'ProDes'. Worldwide, more and more people are obtaining their drinking water ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA awards over $100,000 to student teams in sustainable technology competition

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded grants to 9 Southeastern college teams in phase I of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) annual student design competition. Each grant, totaling up to $15,000 per team, for an overall amount of $105,000, is applied toward designing and developing sustainable technologies to help protect people’s health and the environment ...

  • Biggest US biodiesel plant opens in Houston

    A former waste oil and chemical refinery has been transformed over the past year into a zero emissions biodiesel production plant in Houston. When GreenHunter Energy opened the $70 million biodiesel refinery and glycerin distillery Monday, Texas Governor Rick Perry was on hand. 'The transformation of an old waste-oil refinery into a renewable fuel campus is symbolic of our state's commitment to ...

  • EPA selects students at U.C. Riverside to receive sustainable design funding

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a total of about $45,000 in grants to three student teams at the University of California, Riverside to design an innovative way to generate power, and develop a lawn mower and a backyard barbeque that will emit less air pollution. The students competed for grants by submitting research proposals to develop sustainable, alternative methods ...

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