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Title: Aquaneers Phase II Final V2

Abstract

Desalination, the process of extracting salt and other minerals from seawater or brackish water to produce purified water for human consumption, is often discussed as a promising solution to water shortages. While the oceans hold an unlimited reservoir of water, purifying seawater is an energy-intensive process typically requiring expensive, highly specialized equipment. Aquaneers is applying solar energy to Desalination technology to reliably and sustainably supply fresh water where it is needed while promoting environmental and human sustenance. Numerous coastal regions and island locales, for example, have populations with insufficient access to fresh water or the energy to readily produce pure water from the sea. However, many such regions do have an abundance of sunlight that can be harnessed to power water the purification processes. The AquaSol system can provide customers with primary or supplementary water supplies to fulfill their essential or relief needs in a range of scenarios. Novel aspects of the device that differentiate it from the competition include the use of Aquaneers Plasmonic Ribbon, a nanotechnology-enabled solar energy converting absorber that facilitates high-efficiency solar steam generation; the use of selective super-hydrophobic coatings in the salt water reservoirs and on the inner dome surface to control water flow andmore » avoid contamination (”salt creep”); and automated water level controls and salinity monitoring for continuous flow-thru operation.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Aquaneers Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1581137
Report Number(s):
Final Report
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0015924
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase II)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; Nanotechnology, Steam, Water, Desalination

Citation Formats

Habib, Youssef. Aquaneers Phase II Final V2. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Habib, Youssef. Aquaneers Phase II Final V2. United States.
Habib, Youssef. Mon . "Aquaneers Phase II Final V2". United States.
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