Saltworks Deploys First Mobile Desalination Plant
A fully outfitted, containerized desalination plant built by Saltworks Technologies Inc. is on its way to the interior of British Columbia for summer trials.
Saltworks’ mobile plant, with a capacity of 1,000 litres of water a day at continuous flow on seawater, was recently completed at the company’s Port of Vancouver headquarters and sent to the Okanagan region of BC for trials at the company’s solar-thermal test facility. The plant has a higher capacity when treating waste saltwater and will be used for pilot runs at customer sites.
The Okanagan solar-thermal facility is used for testing Saltworks’ novel heat capture process in an arid climate. Both the plant and solar-thermal facility demonstrate a first of its kind process patented by Saltworks. In addition, the plant and facility encompass valuable assets whereby the company can demonstrate its innovative Thermo-Ionic technology that uses up to 80 percent less energy relative to leading desalination processes.
Saltworks President Joshua Zoshi, says “the plant is an important step in demonstrating the technology’s operation.”
Zoshi acknowledges the highly valuable contribution to the project from the British Columbia Innovative Clean Energy fund, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, and the National Research Council. Sustainable Development Technology Canada is an arm’s-length, not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of Canada.