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"Desalination Technology" 4th May 2019

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Water vapor capturing using an array of traveling liquid beads for desalination and water treatment
Growing concern over the scarcity of freshwater motivates the development of compact and economic vapor capture methods for distributed thermal desalination ...
Solar evaporator to enable cheaper small-scale desalination technology
Desalination can help turn salt water into potable fresh ... RELATED Scientists prevent supercooled water from freezing The tiny channels in the basswood help draw up saltwater, as well as return salt to the solution below after the water on top evaporates.
Technologies for brine concentrate management and recovery
Brine concentrate management is challenging due to the waste product's composition, the mass of liquids that need to be managed and the solids generated.
Illuminating Water Filtration Could Reduce The Energy Cost Of Desalination
Researchers have revealed for the first time the molecular structure of membranes used to purify seawater, a discovery that could reduce the energy costs of ...
The Fresh Water Crisis and Desalination Plants
A new desalination technique called a freeze-thaw method freezes seawater in a vacuum, then under vacuum conditions, the desalinated ice is melted and diverted for collection. Two facilities in ...
Freezing sea water to fight global warming proposed
To prevent the impending doom that awaits Earth through global warming, three young geo-engineering enthusiasts have offered a simple and cost-effective ...
Freezing Sea Water Proposed to Fight Global Warming
Three young geo-engineering enthusiasts have offered a simple and cost-effective solution - freeze sea water to rebuild polar ice caps.
England could run out of clean water in just 25 YEARS and face 'jaws of death'
The country is facing a massive water shortage crisis, the Environment Agency has warned.
KENYA: GRMF injects $13 million into Baringo-Silali geothermal project
Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF), a sub-regional organisation dedicated to the promotion of geothermal energy, has decided to provide a 1.3 billion ...
Solar dominated renewable energy world possible by 2050, and cheaper
Major study finds electrifying everything - heat and transport - and powering it through a solar dominated grid is possible by 2050, and will be cheaper and ...
Want To Limit Global Warming? Electrify Everything, Finds Study
April 16th, 2019 by Steve Hanley. Researchers at the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) in Finland and Energy Watch Group (EWG) have ...
Transition to 100% RE by 2050 'Cost-Effective': EWG Study
A new study by the Energy Watch Group and LUT University is the first of its kind to outline a 1.5°C scenario with a cost-effective, cross-sectoral, technology-rich ...
Greece proposes changes to geothermal regulatory framework | Think GeoEnergy - Geothermal Energy News
Proposed changes to the geothermal regulatory framework in Greece are aiming for more decentralized management, opening geothermal resources to local ...
How Saudi Arabia to kick its oil habit?
The major headline out of Saudi Arabia last month was that the country's big state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, bought 70 percent of the country's big ...
UNSW looks to solar-powered desalination to help bust droughts josh
UNSW researchers are combining desalination technology with solar, targeting those in need of secure supplies of *fresh* water who are also disconnected from ...
Dubai to power desalination with solar
The cost of water production is set to be reduced, thanks to the region's efforts to integrate renewable energy into water desalination processes.
India takes to solar-powered desalination
A 10000-liters-per-day plant in Tamil Nadu offers hope for powering clean water without fossil fuels. However, researchers warn the technology is difficult to ...
Solar evaporator to enable cheaper small-scale desalination technology
The development of a new type of solar evaporator promises to power a new generation of cheaper and more efficient small-scale desalination technology.
100% renewable energy across all sectors possible by 2050 with solar leading the way, study says
A global transition to 100% renewable energy is possible across the electricity, heat, transport and desalination sectors by 2050, and it can be done for cheaper ...
New research could help enhance solar thermal energy harvesting
Researchers in Australia have made advancement in solar thermal energy technology. The researchers at the University of Sydney, Swinburne University of.
Desalination plant to solve water crisis
CEBU, Philippines — A desalination plant in Mactan is seen to address the recurring water crisis in Metro Cebu, says the general manager of Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) during an executive session of the Cebu City Council. Water district ...
Abengoa wins desalination contract for Emirates Global Aluminium facility
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UK to contribute 9m pounds for Gaza’s water desalination plant
GAZA STRIP (Ma'an) -- The United Kingdom announced a contribution of nine million pounds for the water desalination plant in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to Mazen Ghneim, head of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), on Tuesday. The announcement ...
Water desalination using a temperature gradient
The research article 'Water desalination using a temperature gradient' has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 464, 15 August 2019, Pages 1-7). A new concept for reverse osmosis is identified based on the use of a temperature gradient ...
SA Water unconcerned about big dry with desalination plant to remain on low
SA Water says it is no closer to ramping up usage of Adelaide's desalination plant despite the city enduring its driest start to a year since records began. The state's reservoir levels sit at 43 per cent of their 200-gigalitre capacity, compared with 50 ...
UCLA report: Poseidon desalination would hurt low-income ratepayers
Today Azul released a new report conducted by UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation that looked at potential impacts of Poseidon’s proposed desalination project on disadvantaged households in Orange County. The expert analysis confirmed what equity ...
DEWA completes expansion of M-Station power and desalination plant
DEWA has announced the completion of the M-Station expansion project. The project was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
Poseidon Desalination Plant Would Harm Poor Ratepayers: UCLA Report
The proposed Poseidon desalination plant in Huntington Beach would drive up water bills, harming poor Orange County ratepayers without providing any water quality or reliability benefits ...
Desalination plant service provider to drag City of Cape Town to court
Cape Town - A court battle is looming between the City and the service provider of the desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront. Quality Filtration Systems (QFS) has announced plans to drag the City to court over outstanding payments totalling R20million.
UNSW’s Global Water Institute revolutionises desalination
The UNSW Global Water Institute (GWI) is developing a solar-powered desalination technology called Capacitive Deionisation (CDI) in hopes of revolutionising irrigation and food production. The new technology should provide dependable water supplies to the ...
Saudi Arabia appoints owner’s engineer for desalination projects
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Reclamation Launches Funding Opportunity For Desalination And Water Purification Pilot Projects
Funding applicants will pitch their new innovative technologies at Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico The Bureau of Reclamation is launching a novel "pitch to pilot" funding opportunity ...
CoCT ‘knew water was contaminated’ before awarding desalination plant tender
Cape Town - The company that built the desalination plant at the Waterfront, and is threatening the City of Cape Town with legal action over outstanding payments, said the city knew the water was contaminated before the tender was awarded. Quality ...
Desalination gets cost-effective
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Britain to contribute 9 million pounds for Gaza’s water desalination plant
BRUSSELS, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (WAFA) – Britain announced today a contribution of 9 million pounds for the Gaza water desalination plant, said Mazen Ghneim, head of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA). This came during the opening of an ...
Iraq MCH - Southern Coastline Seawater Desalination Plant
Iraq Ministry of Construction and Housing plans to build a seawater desalination plant in Iraq. The project covers the construction of a 1,000,000 cu.m/d seawater desalination plant. View the full project details including scope of work, schedule & bidders ...
SEWA - Kalba Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant
The Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) plans to build Kalba reverse osmosis desalination plant in Sharjah, UAE. The project covers the construction of a11,204sq.m, 20000000 g/d Desalinated Water, and 2.2 MIGD SWRO desalination plant with all its ...
Luxury Cape Town hotel gets off the water grid with new desalination plant
The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Granger Bay can produce 7000 litres of *fresh* water an hour using sea water pumped from a 100m borehole.
PUB serves notice to take over Tuaspring desalination plant from Hyflux
Tuaspring is at the heart of its parent company Hyflux's financial problems. . Read more at straitstimes.com.
UCLA report: Poseidon desalination would hurt low-income ratepayers
Today Azul released a new report conducted by UCLA's Luskin Center for Innovation that looked at potential impacts of Poseidon's proposed desalination ...
A genuine Big Idea that could fix the border problem
Scientists are propsoing an “energy-water corridor” along the boundary with Mexico.
Desalination issue attracts big crowd, colossal concerns
Nearly 200 concerned citizens attended a hearing on the Port of Corpus Christi's application for a permit to discharge wastewater from a desalination plant.
Saudi Arabia receives expressions of interest for Yanbu 4 desalination project
Saudi Arabia's Water & Electricity Company (WEC) has received expressions of interest (EOI) from 71 companies for the planned Yanbu 4 independent water ...
Water Corporation submits plans for $1 billion desalination plant to fix Perth water supply
The Water Corporation is planning to spend more than $1 billion to head off Perth's next water supply crunch by pre-emptively seeking approval to build a giant ...
Upgrades at the Desalination Plant nearly complete
The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has released a statement updating the public on the upgrades at the Desalination Plant by Ionics Freshwater Limited.
Desalination plant sparks strong opposition from residents concerned about brine
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Desalination Plants To Be Connected To Region-wide Water Distribution Network
The guaranteed supply of water for both agriculture and domestic consumption is a source of constant concern in the Region of Murcia, and in this context there ...
Egypt earmarks $75 million for two desalination plants
The objective, according to the General Authority of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), is to promote economic development in the east of the country.
EGYPT: State allocates $75 million for two desalination plants in SCZone
The General Authority of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) will release 1.3 billion Egyptian pounds (75.33 million euros) to build two seawater ...
Water's circular economy project making headway on three islands, George Georgakopoulos | Kathimerini
Greece is taking a lead in developing a circular economy through the European Union-funded Hydrousa project, a scientific program aimed at the extraction of ...
Winning through science
Excited about scooping the overall prize and named the Top Female Entrepreneur of the Total Startupper Challenge, 26-year-oldOgaufiSetlhogileshares her ...
Hyflux says it could get S$400m from UAE utility group Utico
WATER treatment company Hyflux could get an emergency injection of S$400 million from Emirati utilities group Utico FZC, it said in a bourse announcement ...
The quest to make gasoline out of thin air
People are pursuing direct carbon capture technology, which extracts carbon from the air and water and turns it into things such as gasoline.
The 10 days of gratitude
1. Once again, we have arrived at the 10 days of thanks, from Holocaust Remembrance Day to Israeli Independence Day. “Even if our mouths were full of song ...
Saudi Aramco to tap into Jafurah deposits in hopes of becoming "major player" in gas
The world's biggest oil exporter is ramping up efforts to develop natural gas with plans for a 15-fold boost in output from unconventional deposits of the fuel.
Why we need to use water desalination plants early
Turning on the Wonthaggi water desalination plant now will save money in the long run and head off an emergency later say University of Melbourne experts.
Fluence Announces First NIROBOX™ Order in the USA
Melbourne, New York 2 May 2019 -- Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX: FLC) is pleased to announce that it has executed the first order of its NIROBOX™ Smart ...
Dubai completes power and water plant
LONDON: Dubai has completed work on the expansion of its biggest power and desalination plant. State-owned utility Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ...
Israeli Scientists Fear Public Health Risks from Desalinated Seawater
For Israel, seawater desalination has become an indispensable technology in the fight against the region's deteriorating water situation. Today, the country ...
MCWD, LGU to blame for water crisis
THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) and the Cebu City Government are to blame for Cebu City's water shortage during dry spells. According to Cebu ...
Melbourne water prices up thanks to biggest order of desalinated water
Households will pay an average $10 extra a year to pay for Victoria's largest ever desalinated water order, with authorities concerned about water levels in the ...
In Silicon Valley, the Quest to Make Gasoline Out of Thin Air
This startup wants to pull carbon out of the atmosphere to help stop climate change—and maybe one day turn a huge profit in the process.
Regional water board to hear update on H.B. desalination project, which study says poses financial risk
About a month after an independent study deemed Poseidon Water's proposed ocean desalination plant in Huntington Beach the most financially risky ...
DEWA joins Leading Utilities of the World Network
Dubai, UAE: In recognition of its excellence as one of the leading utilities worldwide, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has become a member of the ...
Promoting Cross-Sector One Water Solutions
Traditionally, the planning and water management sectors have tended to collaborate solely within their own communities, but it is important to bridge this ...
#EveryDropCounts: R60 million desalination plant at V&A Waterfront lies dormant | Cape Argus
Cape Town - A R60 million desalination plant capable of producing 2 million litres of potable water a day, paid for by ratepayers, has been sitting dormant at the ...
Towards sustainable desalination
Did you know that several countries, such as the Maldives, Malta and the Bahamas, meet all their water needs through the desalination process—that is, they ...
CoCT 'knew water was contaminated' before awarding desalination plant tender | Cape Argus
The company who built the desalination plant at the Waterfront said the City knew the water was contaminated before the tender was awarded.
UK to contribute 9m pounds for Gaza's water desalination plant
GAZA STRIP (Ma'an) -- The United Kingdom announced a contribution of nine million pounds for the water desalination plant in the besieged Gaza Strip, ...
UK pledges £9m for desalination plant in Gaza
The UK government yesterday announced a contribution of £9 million ($11.8 million) for the central desalination plant in the Gaza Strip, head of the Palestinian ...
Is there a beautiful, briny solution to the world’s clean water crisis?
Desalination is often dismissed as being expensive and polluting. But advances in tech are putting it back on the agenda.
Suspicions Sorek desalination plant exceeded chloride levels
Tests found that the proportion of chlorides in water from Sorek were many times the level permitted under the franchise agreement for the plant.
SA Water unconcerned about big dry with desalination plant to remain on low
SA Water says it is no closer to ramping up usage of Adelaide's desalination plant despite the city enduring its driest start to a year since records began.
Desalination plant service provider to drag City of Cape Town to court | Cape Argus
V&A Waterfront desalination plant provider Quality Filtration Systems announced plans to drag the City to court over outstanding ...
DEWA Adds 700MW to M-Station, Largest Power and Desalination Plant in UAE
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City of Cape Town in dispute with V&A desalination plant contractor
A contractual dispute between the City of Cape Town and Quality Filtration Systems (QFS) has rendered the V&A Waterfront desalination plant dormant for ...
PUB-owned Tuas Desalination Plant wins global award, beating others in Oman, Tunisia and Egypt
SINGAPORE - Barely a year after its opening, the Republic's Tuas Desalination Plant, has got an accolade to its name, beating plants from Oman, Tunisia and ...
Desalination provider to sue for R20m | Cape Times
The V&A Waterfront's desalination plant *service* provider said it is planning to sue the city for breach of contract to the tune of about R20 million.
Why Saudi Arabia needs dollars to kick its oil habit
The major headline out of Saudi Arabia last month was that the country's big state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, bought 70 percent of the country's big ...
EGYPT: Fluence and local partners win $74 million desalination contract
International Co for Water Services & Infrastructure (IWSI), the Egyptian partner of Fluence Corporation, an American company, and Hassan Allam EPC, ...
Fluence’s IWSI, Hassan Allam EPC to construct desalination plant in Egypt
Fluence has announced that its Egyptian joint venture (JV) The International Co. for Water Services & Infrastructure (IWSI) and Hassan Allam EPC have ...
NAMIBIA: 5 companies vying for EIAs related to desalination in Bethany and Grünau
Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater), the state-owned company that distributes drinking water in Namibia, announced that five companies had submitted ...
ETHIOPIA: KenGen and Shandong Kerui win 70 MW geothermal drilling contract
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen), and the Chinese company, Shandong Kerui Oilfield *Service* Group, have recently signed a contract ...