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Development of a Microchannel-Based Desalination System
MTek, CH2M-Hill and Oregon State University are working to develop an innovative, scalable, cost-effective and energy efficient method for removing salt from sea water. The team targets a field replacement for reverse osmosis stage modules in existing facilities, or for use as an alternative desalination module in new facilities. This novel technical approach should develop a membrane-free desalination system using fundamental principles of Electrophoretic Deionization.
The team has completed modeling studies which indicate a successful design is feasible, extending recent work at Oregon State University showing proof-of-concept on a laboratory device.