Wind to Purify Salt Water

wind mill to purify salt water

Designed at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, this windmill is capable to turn salt water into a pure, clean drinking source.

No electricity is required for the reverse osmosis system, which could be ideal for many third world countries lacking drinking water even when they are located near the ocean. The system is able to produce water for 500 people in one day and water reservoirs can store enough drinking water for five days, to tackle small problems with mild drought or low wind situations.

The windmill runs by using the wind’s mechanical force to pump water and uses a high tech reverse osmosis membrane. The pumped water is pushed against the membrane at 60 bar of pressure and the salt is kept inside while the pure water travels across.

Currently the windmill is setup near the A13 motorway outside Delft but will be transported to Curacao for field testing later this week. TU Delft hopes to offer similar devices to small villages in dry, isolated coastal areas.

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7 Responses to “Wind to Purify Salt Water”

  1. Dear Sirs, Have a Nice Day
    I would like to ask for more details a bout Ho to use wind power for sea ater desalination.
    I need to know the addresses of the interested cmapnies , manufacturers of Sea ater desalination system.
    Solar and Wind Power the prfered source for power instead of Electricity which we can not achive in ouir Country.
    Thanks, B/R
    Yours
    Mahmood

  2. Dear Sirs, Have a Nice Day
    I would like to ask for more details a bout Ho to use wind power for sea water desalination.
    I need to know the addresses of the interested cmapnies , manufacturers of Sea ater desalination system.
    Solar and Wind Power the prfered source for power instead of Electricity which we can not achive in ouir Country.
    Thanks, B/R
    Yours
    Mahmood

  3. I have being looking for any imformation on the windmill
    trials etc Curacao island .
    this seems to be a good idea and would like to make
    contack with any parties involved .

    Thanks
    Max Evans

  4. Dear Sir,

    I would like to have the contact details of a company that could provide me a system to convert a salted source water into a purity water. A sytem that does not require electricity(wind will).

    The windmill could runs by using the wind’s mechanical force to pump water and uses a high tech reverse osmosis membrane.

    Best regards
    Raimundo Matuassa

  5. dear sirs,

    when is this windmill moving to curacao?

    best regards,
    bert

  6. Hello,
    I’m interested in buying second-hand windmill (used) to produce only electricity. If you have any information please write.

  7. Dear all, it seems to me that were the notion of wind functioning as the power source for sea water purification scaled up and thus taken to its full potential, it could be the solution to many of the worlds water starved areas.For example, I could envision plants on the Mediterranean coast channelling fresh water deep in to the Sahara. I wonder how this concept can be developed and bought to the attention of relevant governments ?
    Drew Fair

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