Desal Prize

Team High School Project

Autonomous sustainable brackish desalination system for smallholder farming households

SWFF Desal Prize Finalist

Ensuring Food Security

High-percent recovery system integrates leading proven technologies: reverse osmosis, ion exchange (to prevent scaling of the membranes), nano-filtration, mixture of permeate with raw water for irrigation, re-mineralization and disinfection. Sensors and controls designed using low-cost, off-the-shelf components and a wind and solar renewable power system contribute to a sustainable, user-friendly system that is easy to maintain.

Funding and Support

This project was supported by Desal Prize
Additional Support from I-GRO funds, ORED & UNT-I
Industry Sponsors: Dow Chemical, Texas Pumps