How to produce clean water in arid areas

Not having access to clean water is a major problem that  many communities face in remote and arid regions.

The Osmosun is a 100 per cent solar-powered solution that can deliver up to 1500 litres of fresh water a day, converting saltwater or brackish sources into pure and clean drinking water. With all supply able to be used immediately, this could be the answer to many prayers across the globe.


How the Osmosun works

This fully solar-powered device pumps water from the sea or from an undrinkable water source and then runs it through a range of treatment processes. A coagulant and antiscalant are used to treat the supply, injected before and then after sand filtration and microfiltration procedures.

The entire process is effectively the opposite of osmosis and sees the seawater or brackish supply taken through membranes for the treatment and separation process – with clean drinking water the end result.

It makes the Osmosun the ideal solution for work operations in remote locations, communities of people that do not have access to clean supply, and any other situation where safe water is required.

Because this process is 100 per cent powered by solar panels, there’s no need to access mains electricity, although it can be combined with grid power through a hybrid solution.

When operated solely in solar mode, there are no emissions created from the process. As a 100 per cent environmentally friendly innovation, it’s a welcome form of technology for the space and in remote locations currently struggling with fresh water supplies.

Automated features and operations

The Osmosun features smart technology and is  able to adapt to all weather conditions. The system will automatically wake up in the morning and begin pumping, building its way up to full speed throughout the day. This allows for a steady and reliable flow of water that can be used immediately.

During periods of the day when it is cloudy, solar panels still continue to convert sunlight into electricity, giving the Osmosun system that ability to adapt and manage its pace in line with the volume of energy at hand.

As the sun begins to set, the unit will gradually slow down until it stops for the night, sitting in standby mode and becoming ready to go again in the morning.