MIDES progress in Water. desalination + reuse Magazine
Developments in scaling up for the MIDES 2018 demonstration site in Spain and views from project partners were featured in the September issue of Water. desalination + reuse magazine. The article follows progress that the MIDES consortium is working on to overcome issues that have limited the use of microbial desalination in the past.
“By the end of the project we have not only demonstrated the consumption on energy, but also we can show that MDCs are a real option that are suitable for implementation in different countries in the world,” said Sergio Salinas, senior lecturer in water supply engineering at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.
Victor Monsalvo, head of eco-efficiency, innovation and technology department at FCC Aqualia, said, “We are desalinating water with very, very low energy consumption We are talking about 0.5 kWh per cube. It’s radically lower than the consumption that we have in our RO plants of 3 to 4 kWh.”
“We’re thrilled that we got the opportunity to demonstrate that there could be a game change on the energy scene in desalination,” said Maria Kennedy from IHE Delft, dissemination manager and president of the European desalination Society.
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