The first hydro-infrastructure project to be completely carbon neutral designed to produce and make available a massive ongoing amount of pure, clean water for municipal, industrial, farming and biotech consumption.

HOW IT WORKS

Desalination facilities based on technology that mirrors the natural hydrological cycle process: evaporation, condensation and precipitation, with only the sun as the energy source.

The technology involves a dome – a hydrological sphere – constructed from glass and steel into which sea water flows. The energy generated to super heat the continuous inflow of water and to create a constant water cycle within the dome – the equivalent of up to 20,000 suns – produced by focusing concentrating solar radiation, from a large number of parabolic mirrors (heliostats) surrounding the domes, onto the glass and super conductive steel frame structure. Through this process, the sea water evaporates, condenses and is precipitated as fresh water. The brine gathers at the bottom of the dome’s basin, is extracted and sold commercially.

THE PROCESS

1

Seawater Intake

In a Solar WaterTM installation, freshwater will be generated from the evaporation of a constant inflow of seawater fed into a large scale geodesic dome steel and glass structure (in various diameters from 20m to 120m).

2

Solar Power heats the Dome

The water is then heated using energy produced by solar radiation enhanced by the use of solar energy mirrors (heliostats) reflecting sunlight continuously onto the dome throughout the day.

3

Seawater is Superheated

The radiative flux is focused and super-conducted down to the lower dome to boil the seawater creating a cauldron effect.

4

Condensed & Precipitated

The resulting fresh water can then be used for irrigation, industrial or general household purposes, and can undergo secondary treatment as necessary for drinking water.

5

The Four Subsystems

The Solar WaterTM Desalination Plant comprises 4 subsystems:

  • Intake subsystem
  • Freshwater production subsystem
  • Freshwater supply subsystem
  • Salt/Brine removal subsystem.

Volume of Fresh Water

The output of fresh water from the Solar WaterTM domes will provide many thousands of cubic metres of fresh water per day.

There are many variables involved – size of the dome, geography, latitude, availability of continuous sunlight, the number of heliostats and ambient operating conditions. The exact costings and volumes will be determined on a case by case basis, with the dome size being important.

Salt by-product

90% of desalination plants dispose of brine through ocean discharge causing horrific damage to marine ecosystems.

The Solar WaterTM process will not discharge brine into the sea. The salt is sold as a commercial by-product, for industrial use – lithium batteries, grit for roads, fertiliser or detergents.

SOLAR WATER™ TECHNOLOGY
CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

 

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Positively affect climate change through unlimited water recovery, generation and reforestation
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Produce inexhaustible supplies of water for sustainable livelihood and socio-economic development
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Use carbon neutral solar power to produce desalinated water for global multi-purpose use
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Stop unsustainable desalination methods, reducing damage to the world’s ecosystems.
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