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BIC Canarias' DESAL+ Living Lab is looking for seawater desalination solutions

EU|BIC BIC Canarias - ITC, together with the Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria, launched a Pre-Commercial public Procurement (PCP) of disruptive technology in the seawater desalination sector. This initiative, within the framework of DESAL + LIVING LAB Platform, aims to attract and provide knowledge applicable to desalination processes with remarkable international outreach. 

Two technological challenges have been identified: Valorization of desalination brine and Emerging technologies on seawater desalination. The PCP is the starting point to acquire R&D&I services to develop solutions from a TRL2 to a TRL6 level (or higher) within 2 years.

Valorization of desalination brine 
Description: Exploitation of brine from desalination plants within the framework of the circular economy strategy: solutions and processes that allow the recovery of brine in transit to the minimum possible discharge.
Technical specifications: solutions, processes or technology that enhance the varolization of the brine discharged from seawater desalination plants and, at the same time, reduce its volumen.
These initiatives must be technologically viable, robust, applicable on a large scale, that generate added value, capable of generating benefits and that once is respectful with the environment.
The project must have as its goal the partial recovery of brine, value-added resources or generated from brine.
Emerging technologies on seawater desalination
Description: new desalination technologies, whether alternative or supplementary to reverse osmosis (SL9), including new non-commercial sub-processes or changes of the current technology that improve the energy efficiency of the desalination process.
Technical specifications: Solutions, processes or technologies are required to help to reduce the carbon footprint and volume of brine discharges from desalination plants, while reducing the consumption of chemical products in the process, most of which are discharged along with the flow. of brine. These initiatives must be technologically viable, robust, applicable on a large scale, and environmentally sustainable.
The project must be perceived as an efficient and competitive alternative or complement to reverse osmosis. So that this technology, with the necessary support, achieves different goals: minimizing the discharge of brine, chemical-free desalination, increasing energy efficiency or reducing specific energy consumption.
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Published on 30-11-2020 00:00 by Joao Carvalho. 475 page views

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