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Desaln8 In Situ Desalination technology

02 December, 2015

ISD is a low-power desalination solution that solves the waste issue at the point of source. The chemical-free technology is said to be cheaper to run than traditional desalination systems.

Commercial solar desalination plant for California

17 July, 2015

HydroRevolution has announced plans to build a commercial solar desalination plant in the Panoche Water and Drainage District in California's Central Valley — said to be the first of its kind in the region.

Crowdsourced power helps water-quality research

07 July, 2015

Crowdsourced computing power from 150,000 volunteers worldwide has helped a research team discover a new method of improving water filtration systems and water quality. Ultimately, this could help design carbon nanotube-based membranes for water filtration with reduced energy consumption.

Funding boost for clean desalination and irrigation system

19 February, 2015

An alternative water desalination and irrigation system, based on clean thermal energy, has received a $132,000 grant from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF).

Flemington desalination project wins international award

10 September, 2014

Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has undertaken a desalination project at Flemington Racecourse, turning brackish bore water into clean water suitable for the course's roses.

New desalination method for irrigation

23 June, 2014

Researchers from the UTS Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater have developed a new way of desalinating water for irrigation. The process, designed by Dr Hokyong Shon and his colleagues, is called fertiliser-drawn forward osmosis (FDFO).

Australian re-elected to International Desalination Association

01 October, 2013

Gary Crisp, global business leader - desalination at engineering and environmental consulting company GHD, has been re-elected as a director of the International Desalination Association (IDA) for 2013-15. Crisp is the only Australian of the 16 elected members at the IDA.

Desalination in the desert

12 September, 2013

Researchers at Murdoch University are working with the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) on a project to secure water supplies in desert communities.

Additive prevents biofouling in reverse osmosis membranes

11 September, 2013

Flinders University has been granted a provisional patent through Flinders Partners, the commercialisation arm of the university, for an additive that prevents biofilms from clogging up membranes used in the desalination of seawater.

Automation and power products for Gold Coast desalination plant

10 May, 2013

The Gold Coast desalination project, owned by the government statutory authority Seqwater, was the first large-scale desalination facility on Australia’s eastern seaboard. ABB supplied a wide range of automation and power products and systems which ensure that the plant is operated at a high level of efficiency and reliability.

Reliability is the key for Port Augusta Power Station

22 March, 2013

Port Augusta’s power station north of Adelaide was first commissioned in 1954. When Alinta recently decided to install a desalination plant for the power station operation, the tender was awarded to Aqueous Solutions. However, the tender required a very high recovery rate of 94%.

First seawater intake for expanded desal plant

23 January, 2013

Today saw the first intake of seawater into the second stage of the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant (SSDP), marking a major milestone in commissioning the WA Government’s $450 million expansion project.

Follow WA’s drought-proofing example, urges national desal expert

01 August, 2012

Australia’s east coast urban planners and state governments need to hold their nerve on using major seawater desalination plants for effective drought‐proofing and not give in to short-term politics and vocal minorities. That’s the opinion of National Centre of Excellence in Desalination CEO Neil Palmer.

Economic visions for desalination in Australia

02 July, 2012

The days have long gone since salt was a valuable commodity and Roman soldiers were paid in it, but for Deakin University’s Research Professor in Public Policy, Professor Michael Porter, the issue of salt, more specifically desalination, will be worth $496,891 in research funding.

Tapping geothermal energy to create fresh water for WA

07 June, 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia will investigate the use of geothermal energy to desalinate groundwater in WA.

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