DESALINATION RESOURCES

  • Coastal urban centers around the world are urgently looking for new, sustainable water sources as their local supplies become less reliable. In the U.S., the issue is especially pressing in California, which is coping with a record-setting, multidecadal drought.

  • Brine is everywhere: desalination plants, gas and oil drillings, energy generation plants, mines, cooling towers, food manufacturing plants, chip fabrication, and many other industries that require high volumes of water. They all generate brine as a byproduct of their processes.

  • Among the plethora of social problems that impact people all over the globe, some are very easy to solve while others may take millennia to resolve completely. Social concerns are developing and evolving constantly, and novel challenges are frequently thrust to the fore.

  • Singapore is using desalination as part of the solution to their water supply issue in order to provide enough clean drinking water for its ever-growing population of 5.5 million.

  • A staggering four billion people — two-thirds of the world’s population — experience water scarcity each year, and more than half lack access to safe sanitation services. The severity of this global water crisis will only increase as populations continue to rapidly grow, industries exhaust shared resources and extreme weather events exacerbate shortages. If we don’t act urgently, 700 million people could be displaced by intense water scarcity in just a few short years.

  • Sea water desalination is unequivocally the future of drinking water production for coastal communities and island nations in current times of water scarcity. It is already used quite heavily in a few countries. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States are the top three desalination producers of drinking water by capacity in the world followed by Australia, China, and Kuwait.

  • While it is true that more than half of our planet’s surface is covered in water, a vast majority of it is saline. Fresh water, the water we use in hundreds of ways every day, constitutes only 2.5 % of all the water on the Earth. Today, the world faces what is known as the water crisis. Parts of the world do not have access to this most vital resource on the planet. Therefore, a focus on water recycling and water reuse is required to optimize the use of our critical water resources.

  • Altamonte Springs’ implemented a pilot program called the pureALTA project with two primary goals – to serve as platform for future potable water reuse efforts; and to educate the 45,000 residents about the benefits of potable water reuse.

  • As the agriculture economy boomed, needs for freshwater demanded by irrigation, tourism and the local community also grew in Campo de Dalías, a coastal region on the Mediterranean Sea. As a result, the region faced overexploitation of groundwater aquifers. Read the full case study to learn how Toray was selected as the sole membrane supplier for a two-pass system for a newly implemented national desalination plan.

  • Iran is facing a water crisis. The World Resources Institute says it’s number 4 on the crisis list after Israel, Lebanon, and Qatar.  Water consumption is increasing, aquifers have been drunk dry, and investment is inadequate.

DESALINATION SOLUTIONS

  • MARINER OMNIPURE® Series M55 Marine Sewage System

    The MARINER OMNIPURE® Series M55 marine sewage treatment units offer a unique approach to wastewater treatment on smaller vessel, workboat and yacht applications. MARINER OMNIPURE Series M55 features a bulkhead mounting arrangement — a first of its kind — that provides safe and effective treatment of the wastewaters on board your vessel. The system results in discharge effluent quality well within the MEPC.159(55) requirements.

  • MECTAN® Grit Chamber

    Grit is a source of problems in wastewater treatment facilities, which causes wear and tear on mechanical equipment, decreases the effective treatment volume in basins, causes pipe blockages and generally increases operating costs

  • Modular Onsite Storage Systems

    With the high cost of infrastructure replacement and demands for more stringent environmental standards, newterra modular treatment systems are driving the adoption of decentralized solutions.

  • WATERTRAK™ Ultrafiltration These filtration systems use hollow fiber membranes to remove particulate down to 0.1 micron (SDI normally <1). These systems normally operate at 90-95% recovery and can be offered as dead end or in cross flow configuration.
  • Toray RO Seawater RO Elements

    Following 4”, 8” and 16” membranes can be used in multiple membrane systems to treat sea water or high salinity water > 10’000 ppm. The 4” membrane types can be used for small private or shipboard sea water desalination.

DESALINATION VIDEOS

Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland® recently showcased an interview with Tom Vossman, CEO of newterra, Ltd., leaders in decentralized water treatment solutions. Originally aired on January 21, 2018, at 5:30 pm (EST) on Fox Business Network.