MIDES pilot components nearing ready in last tests
The Microbial Desalination Cell (MDC) pilot stack construction is on a direct path toward the first demonstration site! On 21 – 22 January, MIDES colleagues Patricia Zamora from Aqualia and Juanma Ortiz with IMDEA Agua supervised the assembly and preliminary leakage tests of the first MDC pilot unit at an engineering facility in Torino, Spain.
Patricia and Juanma coordinated with a consultancy engineering team in this working visit to define the last steps of the first MDC pilot stack assembly. They checked the integrity of all the components of the MDC pilot unit and corroborated the water tightness of the cell after assembly.
The whole stack will be ready in a few months for the first MIDES demonstration site at the Aqualia brackish water desalination plant at Racons in Denia!