Dive into desalination and water security amid growing climate concern

With more than 20,000 plants now contracted around the world, desalination is enabling countries to provide water security for future generations amid growing climate concerns. By converting saline water, the process can offer freshwater in areas lacking natural groundwater, or surface water supplies. Together with water reuse, desalination can offer solutions to water scarcity and in some countries, provides over 90 per cent of total water supply. What are the processes and technologies involved in desalination? What’s the difference between MED and MSF thermal treatment? What are the pros and cons of desalination?

Durban unites water reuse & desalination with Remixwater

Durban unites water reuse & desalination with Remixwater

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-03-2020

Hitachi has been collaborating in the City of Durban to deliver a system combining water reuse and desalination.

Off-grid solar water system taps into Kenya’s booming smartphone base

Off-grid solar water system taps into Kenya’s booming smartphone base

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-02-2020

A Finnish off-grid solar-powered water system uses smartphone payment in a new project in rural Kenya.

Solar desalination dome promises record-low water price

Solar desalination dome promises record-low water price

  • By Aquatech
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  • 04-02-2020

The solar dome claims to be a carbon-neutral solution to desalinate seawater more cheaply without disposing of brine back into the sea.

Chinese/Spanish consortium to build Hong Kong’s desalination plant

Chinese/Spanish consortium to build Hong Kong’s desalination plant

  • By Aquatech
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  • 29-01-2020

The plant will reduce reliance upon importing water from China

Meet 'Barrel’ - the new face of digital desalination?

Meet 'Barrel’ - the new face of digital desalination?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 01-11-2019

A new modular desalination technology combines multiple membranes with smart connectors. Can it disrupt the market?

Desalination: our essential guide to desalination and the global water crisis

Desalination: our essential guide to desalination and the global water crisis

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-10-2019

With more than 20,000 plants now contracted around the world, desalination is enabling countries to provide water security for future generations amid growing climate concerns.

New hub to lower desalination manufacturing costs in US

New hub to lower desalination manufacturing costs in US

  • By Aquatech
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  • 30-09-2019

A new desalination hub is being backed by $34 million from the US government in a bid to improve the domestic manufacturing costs of technologies.

RESEARCH: ‘Nanowood’ membrane is 20% more efficient, finds study

RESEARCH: ‘Nanowood’ membrane is 20% more efficient, finds study

  • By Aquatech
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  • 15-08-2019

Thin slices of wood have shown promise for water filtration following a study led by Princeton University…

Moving the needle on water’s gender imbalance

Moving the needle on water’s gender imbalance

  • By Aquatech
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  • 13-08-2019

Editorial: A new group will increase the visibility of women present in the water sector as role models for future generations

Wave-powered desalination – a cheaper alternative for water security?

Wave-powered desalination – a cheaper alternative for water security?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-08-2019

A wave-powered desalination system in Cape Verde claims to produce drinking water at 1/3 cost of conventional systems. Can it succeed while others are struggling?

Desalination News In Brief

Desalination News In Brief

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-07-2019

From Morocco to Singapore, the UAE and Southern California, desalination projects continue to tally up to help meet future water demands as populations rise...

Video interview: Hydranautics’ Tsune Katsura on membrane developments

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-07-2019

Tsune Katsura, chairman of global membrane company Hydranautics talks about matching supply and demand in a reignited desalination market…

RESEARCH: Nanoparticles boost solar desalination efficiency

RESEARCH: Nanoparticles boost solar desalination efficiency

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-07-2019

Researchers from Rice University in the US have found a way to boost solar desalination efficiency by 50 per cent.

A phoenix from the drought? Chennai to reignite desalination

A phoenix from the drought? Chennai to reignite desalination

  • By Aquatech
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  • 04-07-2019

Severe drought is forcing the country to re-evaluate desalination and bring plans for a third desalination plant back to life in Chennai…

Do you have the brains for brine?

Do you have the brains for brine?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-06-2019

A new global challenge has been launched to come up with novel ways to recover and recycle brine…

Membrane desalination push on the Road to Qatar 2022

Membrane desalination push on the Road to Qatar 2022

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-05-2019

Reportedly spending $500 million per week on infrastructure developments including metros and stadiums, the water sector is also benefitted from what could be the most expensive World Cup in history.

Does size matter? Meet six of the world's largest desalination plants

Does size matter? Meet six of the world's largest desalination plants

  • By Aquatech
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  • 15-01-2019

The recently awarded Rabigh 3 desalination project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to ACWA Power was branded as one of the world’s largest desalination plants.

Sorek 2 desalination project moves ahead with seven bidders

Sorek 2 desalination project moves ahead with seven bidders

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-10-2018

A total of seven local and international companies have been shortlisted to develop Israel’s next giant desalination plant…

Gaza project developments could generate costly traffic footprint

Gaza project developments could generate costly traffic footprint

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-10-2018

ATHENS, Greece – Efforts continue to develop desperately needed water infrastructure in Gaza yet recent data shows that the wider engineering works could eventually lead to 24,000 lorriesdelivering goods to the site.

Decentralised solar desalination to quench Greek islands’ thirst

Decentralised solar desalination to quench Greek islands’ thirst

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-10-2018

ATHENS, Greece – Mainland Greece may have suffered its fair share of financial and political woes over the years yet water supply, through the damming of rivers and creating reservoirs, has remained consistent over the years.

Hydranautics announces launch of its "Residential Membranes"

Hydranautics announces launch of its "Residential Membranes"

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-04-2016

Hydranautics - A Nitto Group Company, global leader in the field of Integrated Membrane Solutions, announces the launch of residential membranes.

Innovation Leads The Way To New Desalination Technologies

Innovation Leads The Way To New Desalination Technologies

  • By Aquatech
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  • 13-04-2016

Need for innovation in the desalination sector

Water is essential to human life and to every world economy, and yet the world is facing ever increasing water challenges. To prevent water pollution while development economy is the common challenge faci...