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Large Scale Mobile Desalinization


A new cheaper method for producing drinking water from sea water has been unveiled in Israel.
IDE Technologies’ transportable desalination system uses traditional reverse osmosis technology but without the need for chemicals.  The unit, the first of its kind, is housed in a standard, 12-meter-long skid-mounted container and can produce between 500 to 10,000 cubic meters of water per day, depending on the water type, the company said.  That would be enough for a hotel or small village in remote areas or disaster sites that lost water supplies, said Fredi Lokiec, IDE’s executive vice president for special projects.  “IDE brought to the industry something that is really new and this facility we don’t use any type of chemicals. So it’s completely green — that’s the name, Pro Green — environmentally friendly,” he said.  Israel is two-thirds arid and to deal with its own shortages has become a world leader in water technologies, pioneering new methods of drip irrigation, water recycling and desalination.  Reverse osmosis is a common desalination method where sea water is passed through membranes under high pressure. Usually chemicals are needed to clean the pre-treated water as well as the membranes themselves. Lokiec said IDE developed environmentally friendly biofilters that can do the job instead.  IDE is completing a second desalinization plant in Israel, and once it is finished fifty percent of all drinking water in that country will be from desalinization.


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