Desalination water production is growing at 10%/yr. As the cost of using fresh water increase and the costs of desalination decrease, the choice seems obvious. However, there are still issues involved with the desalination process. Environmental costs of intake, high amounts of energy, and adequate concentrate disposal have kept desalination as a niche technology for specific needs only.
EWM’s Full Recovery Desalination® reduces or eliminates those issues, by capturing all of the components in a water source and turning them into commodity chemicals. This not only does away with costly concentrate disposal, but the sale of minerals and chemicals helps to offset the cost of environmentally friendly intake systems and the cost of potable water itself.
EWM's versatile system can be used on virtually any water source from brackish inland waters to sea water. This system creates a new cost point in which high TDS waters, normally thought to be economically impractical, are open to community development.