Universidad de Alicante

Solar energy use for water potabilization by electrodialysis

Posted by Universidad de AlicanteResponsive · Patents for licensing · Spain

Summary of the technology

A Spanish research group owns the know-how for the desalination of saline water for human consumption or irrigation by means of systems of electrodialysis powered by photovoltaic solar energy. The main advantages are that it is non-polluting and has a low maintenance cost. The technology is fully developed and useful for organisations dealing with water supply problems. A partner to set up the electrodialysis-photovoltaic system in its facilities and/or carry out feasibility studies is sought.

Innovative aspects:

The desalination system makes use of renewable energy, so it is respectful with the environment and not contributing to the climatic change. Desalination system for remote areas with access to saline reservoirs, where the supply of electricity is particularly expensive or even non-existent, or for coastal zones where there are saline aquifers and the hydric resources are scarce.

Description of the technology

Desalination of saline water for human consumption or irrigation by means of systems of electrodialysis powered by photovoltaic solar energy. The main advantages are that it is non-polluting and has a low maintenance cost. The technology is fully developed and useful for organisations dealing with water supply problems. A partner to set up the electrodialysis-photovoltaic system in its facilities and/or carry out feasibility studies is sought. The developed technologies could be of interest of companies, public bodies and organisations dealing with water supply problems. Companies or institutions interested in profiting water resources which come from brackish water. Users from engineering and industrial companies, waste water management firms, agricultural related companies, etc., could use this technology.

Specifications

Main advantages of its use

  • The system electrodialysis-photovoltaic generator is reliable, versatile and has low maintenance costs. The advantages of the use of the photovoltaic power are that is non-polluting; it is also silent; the fuel-sunlight- is free, abundant and a renewable resource, decentralized; long-life and the low maintenance cost due to the fact that it includes neither accumulation batteries, nor regulators/inverter. Electrodialysis process is more competitive than reverse osmosis process for desalination of brackish water.

Applications

  • The developed technologies could be of interest of companies, public bodies and organisations dealing with water supply problems. Companies or institutions interested in profiting water resources which come from brackish water. Users from engineering and industrial companies, waste water management firms, agricultural related companies, etc., could use this technology.

Related keywords

  • Solar / Thermal Energy Technology
  • Drinking Water
  • Municipal Water Treatment
  • Water in Buildings
  • Solar / Thermal Energy Market
  • Water treatment equipment and waste disposal systems
  • solar energy
  • Water
  • water potabilization
  • electrodialysis

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