THE NEXED MODULE: THE NEXT GENERATION OF BRACKISH WATER DESALINATION EQUIPMENT
Reverse osmosis (RO) is the most widely used method for removing silica from water. RO technologies are used to remove total organic carbon (TOC), suspended solids, and other contaminants from water. Many applications, specifically industrial– which rely on brackish water for operations–are turning to a once cost-prohibited alternative: ED.
For nearly a decade, we have performed extensive research and development on ED technology. During that time, we made a successful attempt to make electrochemical desalination through ED a feasible and preferred alternative to conventional RO technologies and methodologies. The project was a technology development endeavor funded by the Singapore Environment and Water Industry Programme Office (EWI) under PUB Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). As leaders in the electrochemical industry, we made it our goal to find more efficient techniques to desalinate water.
In 2008, our scientists and engineers set new energy savings capabilities in the lab, which then led to Evoqua winning the government-initiated Singapore Challenge competition. Since then, we’ve worked tirelessly to develop a commercial version of the process. In December of 2010, we demonstrated that our new electrochemical desalination process could reach half the energy required with RO. Not only does our state-of-the-art water desalination technology use less energy, but it is also tunable and quiet, and it requires low pressure. In addition, it features a high-performance and low-cost desalting engine. Finally, it can be used in a variety of applications, including:
• Water Reuse
• Variable Salinity Applications
• Brackish Water TDS Reduction
• Reverse Osmosis (RO) Reject Recovery
• Small Footprint Bulk TDS Removal