Energy Optimization Technologies and Innovations for Reverse Osmosis Desalination Systems Webinar
Thursday, November 13, 2013 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM EST | 4:00PM - 5:30PM GMT
BlueTech®Research would like to invite you to our upcoming interactive webinar on energy optimization and recovery through reverse osmosis desalination in brackish and salt water.
James Fotouhi, Technology Research Analyst, BlueTech Research
Mark Wilf, Membrane Technology Expert, O 2 Environmental Technology Assessment Group
Rick Stover, Executive Vice President, Desalitech
Rodney Clemente, VP Technical Service & Aftermarket, Energy RecoveryInc.
In seawater desalination, energy requirements are substantial, with an estimated 25-50% of the plant operational cost tied to electricity usage. Modest reductions in desalination energy usage are expected to have substantial market value, as evidenced by the recent acquistion of NanoH20, developer of a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane that can reduce energy usage by 5-10% at over 20 times its current operating revenue. Theoretically, seawater can be desalinated at 1 kwh/m3of water treated; however, in practice, total energy requirements for the plant are closer to 3-4 kwh/m3. With advances in new RO membrane only yielding modest energy reductions and the global desalination market projected to grow 2-3 times by the end of the decade, there is strong interest in optimizing the desalination flow sheet to lower energy usage closer to the theoretical minimum.
There are several approaches to reduce energy demands in a desalination facility, from pressure recovery devices and heat exchangers to optimized pretreatment processes and integrated data monitoring systems.
Panelists will discuss a wide range of current and innovative technologies being applied to optimize electricity consumption, and what markets and applications these devices are currently utilized.
Questions to be answered:
What technologies are currently being used to reduce energy demand at desalination facilities?
Where is technology growth expected to occur in the process flow sheet?
What companies are developing new innovations, and where are they finding success in applying these technologies?
What is the breakdown of energy usage in a desalination plant?
Comparison of energy usage of commercial desalination processes for seawater and industrial applications.
Who should attend?
Investors looking to understand the market opportunity in energy recovery devises used for desalination.
Water industry executives looking to maintain (or establish) a competitive advantage and inform strategic moves in the desalination equipment market.
Technology providers looking for technology gaps and unmet needs for reducing energy usage in desalination.
Consultants, policy makers and regulatorslooking to stay on top of the latest market trends and the state of technological innovation for energy reducing processes in the desalination market.