Renewable Energy Research

Water Desalination

Solar Driven Water Desalination

Due to the shrinking amounts of pure drinkable water the need to find an alternative to recycle brackish and salty water to cover the needs of people in remote and rural areas has risen. But due to the lack of electricity and its need of constant maintenance and complicated infrastructure which is unavailable in these areas solar energy looked most appealing. We started thinking about this project since it was discovered that there were many areas in Egypt where clean water is nearly inexistent, so we decided to create a portable solar desalination unit in order to utilize it in those areas and use them where ever it is needed since it is small in size and easy to move. The aim of this project is to design and implement a portable solar driven desalination unit and test it in the lab.