Harnessing sunshine and seawater
Solar-thermal desalination company Desolenator has signed a strategic agreement with integrated services company, Ecolog International, to help scale up its solar powered desalination solution.
The partnership has set out the ambition to harness “the world’s two most abundant resources: sunshine and sea water”.
Desolenator’s technology uses both thermal and electrical energy to distil complex water types including; seawater, brackish water and heavy-metal contaminated water sources.
Capable of producing 15 litres per day, the product requires no power supply, other than the sun.
The solution being promoted is said to be able to “purify even the toughest water types without the need for filters, chemicals or polluting fossil fuels” and convert seawater into high quality drinking water at scale, and at a cost of less than $1 per cubic meter.
Founded in 2014, the company closed an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign with over £136,000.
“Reliable access to affordable and clean water underpins our ability to solve the challenges we, as mankind, will face,” said Ali Vezvaei, group CEO of Ecolog International. “The partnership with Desolenator enhances our ability to serve communities, cities and industries and to enable them usher into an era of water resilience at scale.”
Alexei Levene, co-founder of Desolenator, added: “At a time of international crisis the case for sustainable technologies that benefit people and the planet has never been stronger. We are delighted to begin this journey together with Ecolog and to make a positive impact.”
Importance of water during the pandemic
As the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis demonstrates, access to reliable water underpins all aspects of life, from its use in medical services, to manufacturing and production of essentials to personal hygiene including simply washing our hands.
In an issued press release, the companies said: “As the need for desalination grows rapidly, no technology was previously available to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, optimize the operational cost and deliver a robust and reliable performance even for remote areas and various water conditions.”