Wave-powered desalination buoys allows a sustainable, economical, scalable and eco-friendly supply of drinking water.
It is a solution that combines the resource (sea water) and the source of energy (waves) in the same system to make drinking water. The choice of wave energy to produce drinking water is based on the principle that it uses a very dense energy (waves) to transform the resource (seawater) which is the same element thus enabling a very simple technology to do so. The solution could be implemented for the need of a small communities of 500 peoples (1 buoy) or be combined in an array to provide for more as needed. Add buoys based on needs as population or touristic installations arise. The up and down wave movement on the buoys is used to draw water from the sea and pump it through reverse osmosis membranes, the osmosis process extract fresh and clean drinking water from the sea water. A small portion of the buoy’s pumping energy is used to pump water to the shore via an underwater pipe. The water is then redistributed locally by the user. Wave-powered desalination buoys is an all-in-one and the units also act as an artificial reef which can help restore some area through its eco-friendly anchoring.
- •Each unit saves 19 tons of CO2/year
- •Over 120,000 L/year of fuel saved
- •Price of water for one system is less than $2/m3 which is 4 times lower than the price of water offered by some utilities
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SDG's of Application
SDG's of Application
- Medium and large scale commercialization
- Small scale commercialization
- Initial market commercialization
- Prototype testing in the real world
- Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Vietnam, Taiwan, Turkey, East Timor, Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines, Malaysia, Maldives, Macao, Myanmar [Burma], Sri Lanka, Lebanon, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, India, Israel, Indonesia, Cyprus, China,
South Africa, Mayotte, Tanzania, Tunisia, Togo, French Southern Territories, Ṣo Tom̩ and Pr?_ncipe, Somalia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Saint Helena, Seychelles, R̩union, Nigeria, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Mauritania, Madagascar, Morocco, Libya, Liberia, Comoros, Kenya, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Gabon, Egypt, Algeria, Cape Verde, Republic of the Congo, Benin, Angola,
United States, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Barth̩lemy, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bahamas, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Samoa, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga, Tokelau, Solomon Islands, Palau, Pitcairn Islands, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Niue, Nauru, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Guam, Micronesia, Fiji, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, Cocos [Keeling] Islands, Australia, American Samoa,
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