Israeli startup TSD (Tethys Solar Desalination) plans to revolutionize the process with a low-cost, off-grid, scalable, and environmentally friendly module technology using only the power of the sun.
The most common method of reverse osmosis using membranes is
costly, energy-intensive, high-maintenance, and environmentally
problematic. It is best suited to mega-scale plants built on large
tracts of high-value land near the ocean and consumes enormous
amounts of electricity generated from fossil fuels. Then, the
treated water has to be piped great distances to farms, industries,
and households. (more)