HYDRO5 TINOS

 

HYDRO5 is a nature-inspired low-cost desalination system based on the principles of evaporation and condensation. Seawater and brine from the existing desalination plant will be treated in a 200m2 “Mangrove Greenhouse” to produce clean water via evaporation and condensation, edible salt and tropical fruits. The design of the Mangrove Still system and the Saltwater Evaporation Greenhouse were completed by the first half year of the project. 

 


Level of operation: Municipality – Private Business
Types of water treatment: Sea Water
By products: Reclaimed water for irrigation, edible salt, tropical fruits


Mangrove system prototype is ready and tested for data collection & optimization prior to the final implementation.

Plant Species for the Saltwater Evaporation Greenhouse have been selected. which is the selection of the plant species.

ISSUES SOLVED

  • Produce sweet water from saltwater/brine
  • Decrease import of tropical fruits
  • Simultaneous production of salt

INPUTS - TARGETS

  • 180-200m³/year seawater
  • 70> m³/year freshwater production from saltwater/brine
  • 1.5> tons tropical fruits

RECOVERED WATER

> kg/year recovered salt