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old timer: energy intensive reverse osmosis

All desalination technologies produce the same byproduct – concentrate or brine. The amount varies depending on the source of the water source being desalinated. Seawater desalination plants produce more brine – almost 50 percent of the feed water. This is less in brackish water desalination plants – the brine constitutes between 15 percent and 30 percent of the feed.
Increasing regulatory pressure, growing environmental awareness and more and larger membrane desalination plant are driving the need for better brine minimization – one of the greatest challenges currently facing the water treatment sector.

For the first time ever, the UN published a report on the ecological impact and threat to the environment caused by the 16,000 desalination plants worldwide. Read it here.

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ArtAqua’s Desalination technology amounts to a real revolution as it is the only one world wide that manages a 98% brine minimization process by thermal evaporation, followed by thermal crystallization.

Revolution: no brine, no chemicals!

There are significant differences in the cost of the known technologies and ArtAqua is proud to anounce that it’s plants can operate even in a country like Germany exclusively supported by solar energy. Since, unlike in the reverse osmosis systems, no membrane is used, there is also no danger of clocking up by salt blockages, so the system runs reliably and without interruptions.

Our ArtAqua H2O Desalter solution scores points with the treatment of contaminated water – with low energy consumption, low residues and also cooling energy.

The technology is similar to multi-effect distillation. The generation of cooling is a strong argument in support of ArtAqua’s H2O Desalter in addition to the energy efficiency achieved. Brine is no longer generated during water treatment.
Water treated with ArtAqua’s H2O Desalter can be released back into the sea with just a low salt content. In addition, the initial costs as well as the running costs are lower than with previously established technologies, such as reverse osmosis.
Furthermore, no chemicals are needed for the purification and the end product has the quality of drinking water.
Our patented technology combines thermal energy with a rotating surface and airflow to create breakthrough improvements and cost championship for water treatment
High-performance condensation = Clean Water
Evaporation powered by Sun = Thermal Energy
Why we are superior to others:
Low energy consumption = Low environmental footprint
Avoidance of pretreatment and chemicals = Low operating cost and investmenthttps://vimeo.com/861525530?share=copyhttps://vimeo.com/861525530?share=copyhttps://vimeo.com/861522163?share=copy

Whereas all our competitors require between 2 and 3.5kWh per cubic meter ArtAqua’s technology requires 1.5 kWh while this can be reduced to Zero by solar panels .
Matthias Enzenhofer (left), R T Niemeyer
Find the technincal description here:
Our new technology is more efficient as reverse osmosis wherever desalination or waste water treatment is required. For additional decontamination from arsenics, nitrates and radionucleides our already existing reverse osmosis system is being used. When pre-cleaning by our new technology it provides cooling as synergy effect and resolves the brine issue. No chemicals applied. Produces drinkable water under assured critera.
UAE Water & Energy minister Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
New plant in UAE, Al Taweelah
To reduce the brine drastically will also result in less seaweed as this becomes an ecological disaster.

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