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Will Clean-Energy Desalination Be a Game-Changing Water Fix?

Will Clean-Energy Desalination Be a Game-Changing Water Fix?

Desalination is typically an energy-intensive — and thus expensive — way to produce freshwater, which is one of the reason it has been slow to take off as a widespread solution to water shortages. This is what makes renewable energy-powered desalination so desirable, and will play a key role in … Read more »

KBH desalination plant

Are These Technologies Water Desalination Game Changers?

Increasing water scarcity is driving innovations in water production technologies, according to analysis by Frost & Sullivan that finds accelerated movement towards wastewater reuse and advanced water recycling technologies. Innovations in Water Production and Its Impact on Key Sectors finds that advancements in technologies, chemicals and processes are addressing the … Read more »

KBH desalination plant

‘First-of-Kind’ Plant Converts Desalination Wastewater into Freshwater

A commercial water plant located next to a desalination plant in Texas will convert wastewater from the desalination process into fresh drinking water, extracting contaminants and transforming them into reusable mineral products, and boosting El Paso’s drinking water supply. This wastewater project is the result of a partnership between global … Read more »

Obama’s Spending Plan Pumps $260M into Water Technology R&D

President Obama’s budget includes almost $260 million to fund a water innovation strategy, which the White House says will boost water sustainability and reduce the price and energy costs of new water supply technology. It’s a mere drop in the bucket of the president’s $4.1 trillion spending request to Congress … Read more »

STW Resources

Processed Water for Industrial Uses Gets Green Light

Water management and oilfield services provider STW Resources has received approval to move forward with a water treatment project that will supply water for industrial uses in dry Texas counties. The company, which provides pipeline services, water reclamation and processing management services including water desalination, received approval from the Middle … Read more »

drought in US

White House Water Strategy Calls on Business to Boost Water-Efficient Tech

A water strategy announced yesterday by the White House calls on businesses and industries to conserve water and boost the use of water-efficient and reuse technologies. Through better water management practices and technology, the nation can reduce its water usage by 33 percent, bringing the US closer in line with … Read more »

carlsbad desalination plant

Largest Seawater Desalination Plant in US Online

Operations are officially under way at the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant — the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant. The plant has already produced more than 1.5 billion gallons of locally controlled water for San Diego County, helping to minimize the region’s vulnerability to the … Read more »

Veolia desal tech

Veolia Desalination Technology Saves Masdar 25%, Reduces Footprint

Veolia’s desalination technology, in use at a pilot program for Masdar’s renewable-energy powered desalination plant in Abu Dhabi, has already lowered the electrical consumption performances by 7 percent compared to the contractual target initially required by Masdar. These energy cost savings can be added to those generated by a new … Read more »

Carlsbad desalination plant

Industry Looks to Desalination, Emerging Water Treatment Technologies

Four years into California’s historic drought, a $1 billion desalination plant is being built by Poseidon Water. The Carlsbad Desalination Project, 12 years in the making, will convert up to 56 million gallons of seawater daily into drinking water for San Diego County. It’s the state’s first major desalination plant … Read more »

GE Desal Tech

GE Puts Desalination Tech ‘On Ice,’ Costs 20% Less to Produce Fresh Water

General Electric researchers at GE’s Global Research Center in Upstate New York are working with the Department of Energy to test a water desalination system that produces fresh water at low cost by using a salt and ice mixture. If successful, the water treatment technology could reduce the cost of … Read more »

Desalination Plants to Double by 2020

Increasing global water scarcity has opened up vast avenues for growth in the desalination market, according to a Frost & Sullivan report. Analysis of Global Desalination Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $11.66 billion in 2015 and estimates this to reach $19.08 billion in 2019. More than 17,000 … Read more »