In the last decade more and more discussion has begun to take place around the issue of water and the sustainability of this precious natural resource. Water usage continues to increase in the developed world and as the population continues to rise in developing countries, the demand for potable water continues to increase.
Trilogy ESI believes that desalination can be a big part of dealing with some of these issues, but it needs to be done in a way that respects the environment and minimizes energy usage. This is something that has been one of the weaknesses of desalination in a number of the larger plants that currently operate.
With the development of the HWDS, these were important factors and features. We believe that acquiring new potable water shouldn’t come at the cost of our environment. This is why the current unit, and future systems carry a heavy emphasis on energy recovery, maximizing the total water output, and ensuring waste isn’t sent back into water sources from which the water is drawn.
If desalination is to work and be the solution it has the potential to be, it has to be done with the big picture in mind. Conscious of the energy used to process the water, and conscious of what is being done to minimize the waste that gets removed from the water. All of these are critical in providing a system that not only solves an incredible need, but does so in a way that is environmentally sustainable.
The HWDS is the first step in this process, and our ongoing research and development will focus on ways to continue to make a decreased environmental impact of the highest priority as new technology is developed.