Inventor hopes to provide new water sourceUsing his new technology, a solar-thermal energized hydraulic engine, Buckeye inventor Brian Hageman w...Inventor hopes to provide new water source
Using his new technology, a solar-thermal energized hydraulic engine, Buckeye inventor Brian Hageman will use salt water from a natural aquifer beneath the city to pump through a desalination process.
The resulting new, renewable, clean water source can provide plentiful water for local agriculture, residential and commercial customers. Each water desalination facility will process 4 million gallons per day utilizing 100% solar-thermal energy. No electrical grid connection is required; however, Hageman will sell surplus electricity to the grid.
“It is an engine that runs on hot water, and this new engine replaces electric motors in the desalination system that use tons of electricity,” Hageman explained. “So, with my system we eliminate the electrical needs.”
The hydraulic engine requires 90% less energy to desalinate brackish water, compared to existing technologies, resulting in significant energy cost savings. Hageman’s system employs standard reverse osmosis membrane technologies to filter the saltwater.
Hageman hopes to have six desalination facilities in Buckeye, adding that his goal is to provide the city with a new source of clean water.