Crystal Lagoons Creates Revolutionary Desalinization Process20 February, 2019 / News
The leading multinational in innovation of water, Crystal Lagoons®, is not only focused on revolutionizing the real estate market, but it also seeks to contribute with innovations that solve part of the current global problems. For that reason, it has signed an alliance for scientific cooperation with the prestigious Fraunhofer Institute, in order to develop effective solutions to the problem of water scarcity around the globe. Once in operation, it will radically reduce the energy consumption in obtaining fresh water.
Crystal Lagoons has vast expertise in the field of innovation, which offers unprecedented experience for the current mechanism of desalination, or “reverse osmosis”, which is unprofitable due to the high cost associated to electrical energy. This technology, on the other hand, consists of a membrane distillation process that uses the temperature difference to obtain fresh water from salt water. Its cost is cut by 60% in comparison with conventional technologies, which makes it a cost-effective and convenient solution.
The construction of the pilot program is planned to begin in 2019, and once in operation, it could have a great scope for humanity, particularly in water scarcity. According to estimates of the United Nations Environment Program, 1.1 billion people in the world are affected daily by the lack of fresh water. As a measure to improve this situation, Crystal Lagoons has developed efficient and eco-friendly technologies. With its vast experience, the multinational has signed an agreement with the prestigious Fraunhofer Institute. Together they will start a pilot project to obtain fresh water from coastal areas.
The desalination technology of Crystal Lagoons consists of a process of distillation by membranes that use the difference of temperature to obtain fresh water from salt water. This energy can come from thermal solar collectors or the waste heat from industrial processes, which makes the process significantly cheaper.
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size clear water lagoons at very low costs.