How solar-powered desalination works – Sustainable clean water for islands & coastlines

Fresh water, There is no life without it. It's not just the water we drink, water is part of everything we do. Yet it is becoming increasingly scarce. Today, 4 billion people are already confronted with water scarcity. Especially islands and coastal areas are at the forefront of climate change. Drought happens more often and water sources are drying up. The key to unlocking more fresh water lies in the sea. The desalination process is an expensive exercise as it requires a lot of energy and the energy rates are high. We thought; why not use the elements to our advantage? Plenty of sunshine, plenty of seawater, but not a drop to drink .. Combine the power of the sea and the sun, Elemental Water Makers enables reliable access to clean water with unlimited resources.

Desalinated by solar energy provides independence and resilience. Let's see how it works. Access to seawater or brackish water is controlled through a well or an open inlet. The larger particles in the water are first collected by means of pre-filtration. Subsequently, desalination takes place with reverse osmosis membranes. The fresh water can be mineralized for drinking water purposes. It is temporarily stored in a reservoir, ready to be used at will.

An inline filter is included before the point of use to ensure water quality. All required energy comes from the sun. The amount of energy we need is reduced by 75% using energy recovery technology. This technology uses the residual energy of the saltier water leaving the reverse osmosis membranes. This means that we can do it with 4x less solar panels! To handle the fluctuations of the sun due to clouds, a minimum of batteries are used. They are maintenance free and suitable for warm tropical climates. Before you switch off at night and during longer downtimes, the membranes are automatically rinsed with fresh water to avoid frequent replacement.

The solution comes as a hybrid, so it is possible to double water production overnight by grid or generator. The units are ideal for external applications as they are compact, plug & play and easy to operate. They can be delivered in a small container ready to be used. Maintenance is limited by automation and the use of highly durable components. The water quality is constantly monitored, and remote monitoring and control is included for stress-free operation. Coastal communities, properties, resorts, municipalities and industries can now have access to affordable clean water for generations to come. Take advantage of unlimited resources today and contact us for a free feasibility assessment. Join in solving water scarcity, only use the sea, sun, earth and wind!

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