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.
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.
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.
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 investment
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 .
Art Aqua is a proud member of the UN global compact