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  • Solar-powered desalination could help avoid water shortages

    A new solar-powered desalination technology could help solve water shortage problems without any damage to the environment, according to researchers. They evaluated a prototype model and demonstrated that it could produce up to 12 litres of freshwater a day per m2 of equipment. The World Resources Institute predicts that by 2025 at least 3.5 billion people will experience water shortages. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Solar system designed for water treatment or desalination - Desalination & Water Reuse

    Switzerland's Trunz Water Systems has developed a modular solar-power system which can supply energy as a stand-alone system or in combination with a Trunz water treatment or desalination plant. Trunz Solar Power Center is based on the latest developments in photovoltaic technology and incorporates high quality components which work under harshest climatic conditions (heat and high air humidity). ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Solar Desalination Plant delivered!!

    Advancees providing State of the Art Containerized Solar Reserve Osmosis Water Treatment Equipment in Latin America  ADVANCED Equipment and Services Inc. brings drinkable water to remote communities with water scarcity by delivering a containerized solar reverse osmosis system powered by solar panels with 100.000 GPD capacity.  The equipment provides drinkable ...

  • IBM unveils research initiative to desalinate seawater using solar power

    IBM and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia's national research and development organization, today announced a research collaboration aimed at creating a water desalination plant powered by solar electricity, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How sustainable is renewably powered desalination?

    Desalination technologies could help alleviate water shortages, but they need to have low environmental impact. A new life-cycle analysis of desalination options for water supply in off-grid areas indicates that a photovoltaic-powered reverse osmosis system has the least environmental impact of the three technologies considered by the study. An increased use of technologies to remove salt ...

  • Abengoa and AWT to develop the world’s first solar-powered desalination plant, in Saudi Arabia

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Advanced Water Technology (AWT) to jointly develop the world’s first large-scale desalination plant to be powered by solar energy, in Saudi Arabia. AWT is a newly formed company based in Riyadh whose ...


    By Abengoa

  • Israel Solves Water Woes with Desalination

    After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before - by doing nothing. While previous droughts have been accompanied by impassioned public service advertisements to conserve, this time around it has been greeted with a shrug - thanks in large part to an aggressive desalination program that has transformed this perennially parched land into perhaps the most ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wind power helps Texas town desalinate groundwater

    The first project in the United States to use wind power to desalinate drinking water for an inland municipality rather than a coastal town has just received a $500,000 grant from the Texas state Office of Rural Community Affairs, ORCA. The $1.075 million pilot project utilizing wind power to desalinate brackish groundwater in West Texas will be located in the small city of Seminole in Gaines ...

  • Severe water scarcity boosts the desalination market

    Demand for fresh water is increasing around the world, especially in regions with rapidly growing populations and badly affected by long, drought seasons. Water is only going to become scarcer and many governments are looking at desalination and investing in this technology to supply water to their populations. These factors are driving the desalination market that shows a strong growth according ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • In the world: Remote Mexican village uses solar power to purify water

    Original story at MIT News Deep in the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula, residents of the remote Mexican village of La Mancalona are producing clean drinking water using the power of the sun. For nearly two years now, members of the community, most of whom are subsistence farmers, have operated and maintained a ...

  • SwissINSO Expands Capacity for Producing Its 100% Solar-Powered Water Purification Units

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SwissINSO Holding Inc. (OTCCBB.SWHN) is pleased to announce a major expansion in production capacity for its Krystall (TM) solar-powered water purification / desalination units. The new plant in Denges is now close to SwissINSO's headquarters at the prestigious R&D Science Park at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale ...


    By SwissINSO

  • The current state of desalination

    Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the International Desalination, our strategic partner Global Water Intelligence, and World Congress host TechnoPark, I want to thank you for joining us as we announce the latest desalination inventory and explore current and projected trends in our industry. I am pleased to report that the desalination market continues to grow. According to the ...

  • Genesis Water Technologies Introduces New Product Line of Water Purification Systems Powered by Renewable Solar Technology

    Orlando, FL - Genesis Water Technologies, Inc., a US based supplier of water treatment, filtration, purification equipment and components worldwide is proud to introduce the new GWT(tm) series renewable solar energy powered ultra filtration and RO system product lines. These systems are based on the synergistic combination of proven photovoltaic cell technology and advanced ultra filtration and ...

  • Department of Energy Announces $21 Million to Advance Solar Desalination Technologies

    Recently (6/19), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21 million for new projects to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies. These 14 projects are focused on reducing the cost of solar-thermal desalination and helping the technology to reach ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ABB wins US$28m order to power seawater-desalination plant

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $28 million from environmental solutions company Hyflux for a turnkey electrical solution to power the world’s largest membrane based reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant. The Magtaa desalination plant is being constructed in the western Oran region of Algeria. It will have a designed capacity of 500,000 cubic ...


    By ABB

  • Water Desalination Report: Membrane Supplier Raises its Profile

    Fred Wiesler, Director of Sales and Marketing, discusses his plan to increase the company’s profile and visibility. Wiesler will strengthen these efforts by preparing new product data sheets and sales literature. In addition, he said the company plans to develop a direct regional sales organization in North America and a distributor/agent organization in the rest of the world. ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Mitsui to buy 20% stake in US$3.9bn Qatar power and desalination project

    Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ('Mitsui') announced yesterday that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Qatar Petroluem, Qatar Electricity and Water Company and Suez in regard to establishing a project company ('Company') for a power generation and desalination project in Qatar's Ras Laffan Industrial City. The Company will construct a new power generation and desalination plant with a ...

  • Aquatech Awarded Desalination Project for a Thermal Power Facility in Tamil Nadu, India

    Aquatech has been awarded a contract to design, engineer, fabricate and build a 13,000 cubic meters/day seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) based desalination plant for Coastal Energen Pvt. Ltd. (CEPL). Coastal Energen, the power generating flagship company of the Coal and Oil Group, is setting up a 1200 MW coal fired thermal power plant in Tamil Nadu, India. Coal and Oil Group is an ...

  • With more research, desalination could boost US water supplies

    Recent advances in technology have made removing salt from seawater and groundwater a realistic option for increasing water supplies in some parts of the US and desalination will likely have a niche in meeting the nation's future water needs, says a new report from the National Research Council.  However, a coordinated research effort with steady funding is required to better understand and ...


    By National Academy of Sciences

  • Genesis Water Technologies Announces Sea Water Desalination Project with Best Blend Ghana

    Genesis Water Technologies, Inc., a leading US based manufacturer and supplier of sustainable water & waste water treatment, filtration, and purification solutions worldwide is pleased to announce a sea water desalination project with Best Blend Ghana. Genesis Water Technologies is working with its partner Best Blend Ghana to facilitate a desalination project to be implemented near the ...

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