Updated on January 2, 2024

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Created on August 27, 2015

Desolenator

Desolenator uses thermal and electrical energy to remove salt from water.

Developed By
  1. Desolenator
Tested By
  • None
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

Desolenator is a mobile solar-powered desalination unit that uses solar power for heat exchange, which in turn produces clean water. The product will be available for market sale in modular components to allow for various capacity requirements.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price

$1,000.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Desolenator has received aid from the Indian Government, Ukaid, World Bank, and USAID, although it is unclear which organizations will assist with distribution.

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

Specialist suppliers provide key bits of kit and the PV-T panels are manufactured in house.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

The manufacturer plans to sell to aid organizations that can distribute the unit through programs such as microfinance. Users can also contact the manufacturer directly.

Distributions to Date Status

None (prototype)

Type of system

Solar distiller

Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate (L/hr)

1,041 L/hr (25,000 L/day)

Bacteria reduction

100%Interview with manufacturer

Virus reduction

100%Interview with manufacturer

Protozoa reduction

100%Interview with manufacturer

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

100%Interview with manufacturer

Power required

None

Safe water storage capacity (L)

None

Design Specifications

The Desolenator is a solar panel that converts sunlight into electricity while also using the heat to boil contaminated water. Water flows into the boiler and is converted to steam. The stream flows through a cool tube that converts it back to water. The system outputs clean water and waste through separate outlets.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by Desolenator

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

Desolenator claims that the product can last up to 20 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The product is 100% solar, can treat water with very high TDS content and heavy metals and require no consumables.

Vetted Performance Status

None

Safety

None

Complementary Technical Systems

Safe water storage, untreated water to purify

Academic Research and References

Prasad, K. et al., 2018, Portable Water Dispenser for Desalination Using Solar Energy, IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 11(3), pp. 7-17

S. Hickey, “The innovators: desalination unit brings clean water on wheels,” The Guardian, The Guardian, 01-May-2016.

W. F. J. Janssen, “A method and device for treating a fluid,” 2903938:A1, 12-Aug-2015.

“Goal 6,” Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

“Desolenator,” Desolenator.com. Available: https://www.desolenator.com/contact-us

“Desolenator,” Desolenator.com. Available: https://www.desolenator.com/product

How It Works Team, “Desolenator machine purifies water using only solar energy,” How It Works, 11-Mar-2015. Available: https://www.howitworksdaily.com/desolenator-machine-purifies-water-using-only-solar-energy/

“Desolenator,” Desolenator.com. Available: https://www.desolenator.com/

“Desolenator,” Desolenator.com. Available: https://www.desolenator.com/#features-off

Compliance with regulations

Civil works and structures approved and certified by local 3rd party

Evaluation methods

None

Other Information

Winner of a Booking Booster Award.

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