Desolenator uses thermal and electrical energy to remove salt from water.
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.
Desolenator has received aid from the Indian Government, Ukaid, World Bank, and USAID, although it is unclear which organizations will assist with distribution.
Desolenator has not set a price point yet, but a previous prototype was likely to go to market for about $1,000 USD per unit. However, the design has since then adapted and a current price is unavailable.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
The device is targeted at rural and off-the-grid households.
Description of the treatment system
Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate, measured in liters per hour
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of bacteria
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of viruses
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of protozoa
Reduction levels of heavy metals and/or arsenic through this treatment system
Power and/or solar energy required for water treatment
Is there safe water storage integrated into this product?
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 steam flows through a cool tube that converts it back to water. The system outputs clean water and waste through separate outlets.
Desolenator sizes 90x120cm and is equipped with a small computer board, remote monitoring, GPS locators and mobile micro-payments.
Provided by Desolenator
Desolenator claims that the product can last up to 20 years.
The product is 100% solar, can treat water with very high TDS content and heavy metals and require no consumables.
Safe water storage, untreated water to purify
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