Water desalination

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM , 14 May 2021

Print date: 04 October 2022 01:37

Description of the innovative solution

Water availability Renewable energy Desert agriculture Supply-chain management

High levels of water stress and water supply instability are currently emerging as key issues and are directly linked to escalating food insecurity. These are expected to further increase due to climate change. This innovation proposes to develop desalination reverse osmosis technology powered by renewable energy such as the sun, wind, and waves to generate reliable and affordable access to clean water. Excess salts are removed from sea water or brackish water converting it into safe potable or usable water. This way, water shortage will be minimized in a huge way, globally. Desalination methods are categorized into thermal processes and membrane processes.

Supply chain segment

Agricultural inputs and primary production practices

Maturity level

Moving to scale

Criteria

Climate adaptation Water use

SDG target

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation SDG 10: Reduced Inequality SDG 13: Climate Action SDG 15: Life on Land

Context

Marine/Coastal

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Desalination methods for producing drinking water
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This article explores the different methods and technologies being used to perform water desalination as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
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