WATER DESALINATOR PROJECT
OUR GOALS AND VISION
Desalination technologies available today are an important tool in a fight against water scarcity. Even though most populated areas are surrounded or located nearby rivers, seas and oceans, over 96% of all that water is saturated with salt and, thus, undrinkable. Most of the earth’s fresh water, though, is locked away deep underground or in glaciers far away from human habitats. That is why desalination of seawater has been the most commonly used method of generating and providing drinkable water in practically every corner of the earth. The most common type of desalination is the reverse osmosis process where a solvent such as seawater passes through a semi permiable barrier, or membraine, which allows water molecules to pass through it while blocking larger contaminants. Such a seemingly simple process as the reverse osmosis process, however, has one big disadvantage – it is extremely energy intensive and, therefore, expensive water generation approach. Which is why the vast majority of desalination technologies are utilized in regions rich with fossil fuels but also experiencing extreme water scarcity, in particular the MENA region.
Current problems of desalinating seawater attracted our attention a while ago due to their high energy demands and disuse of seawater as, at least, a partial source for the generation of energy. That is why we decided to develop a technology that would combine the commonly known process of reverse osmosis with electrolysis of seawater for the generation of electrical current that would power the very process of desalination. So after having studied the subject, our engineers came up with the Water Purification System (WPS) that is capable to desalinate salty seawater into safe drinkable water at a much higher efficiency than any of the commonly used technologies today.
Unlike the MG, the science behind the WPS is much simpler and explained by a better engineering approach of maximizing effects of electrolysis for extracting potential energy in order to power the reseverse osmosis and purification processes. The major difference between the WPS and other desalination and purification technologies lies in the practical application of brine as a medium for the electrolysis process, so instead of disposing brine as a byproduct of desalination, WPS technology facilitates the electrolysis processes by immersing electrode cells into a tank filled with brine upon the completion of reverse osmosis. At an average of 98% pureness of water after the reverse osmosis process, the brine has a concentration of salt of approximately 120g per liter of water, which is at least 4 times more saline than salinity of the vast majority of seawater. Such a high concentration of salt in brine is what enables the electrolysis of seawater reach energy generation requirements of the Water Desalinator (WD) – our first prototype of the WPS technology.
The application possibilities of the WPS technology are geographically vast and capable to address many social and environmental problems. Practically, any region that has a direct access to a sea or an ocean can benefit from utilizing the WD for clean water generation. Besides its major porpose of providing clean drinking water to a local population, WD can also satisfy industrial needs for agricultural water used for irrigation, technical water used for manufacturing and cooling, tap water to run through indoor plumbing and so on. But probably the most important environmental problem this technology addresses is the non-use of any fossil fuels that contribute to the climate change. Another great advantage of this technology is its scallability, meaning that depending on clean water demands it can operate as a mobile machine or integrated into a whole plant. Although proximity to a seawater source is important, the device can also be installed farther into the mainland if a system of pipelines can supply seawater and dispose of brine back to the source.
In our portfolio, the WPS technology currently sits at a pre-R&D phase since we have been concentrating all our resources to other projects. One of the most complex issues we need to solve in this technology is optimizing the electrochemical reactions in the electrolizer system, and since chemistry is not our field of study, we would like to invite experienced professionals in this filed to help us engineer and integrate this solution to our device. So if you see a big potential in this technology and would like to sponsor our R&D, you can submit your porposal via a contact form below. If you want us to concentrate more time and energy on this project and help us with it financially, you can consider making a donation.
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