Dear Partners, respected Customers,
for several reasons, we are very lucky that our new Membrane Distillation Lab has a great view into nature.
Reason one, we will be spending a lot of time here in the next months, testing new MD channel setups and feed solutions. Reason two, the “garden view” relaxes the mind and helps to stay focused on the current tasks and challenges. If you are wondering what these tasks might be more specifically, let us tell you more about our three funded projects ReWaCem, Re-Salt and HighCon.
And if you are in Munich from 14 to 18 May at this year’s IFAT – the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management – then visit us in hall B2 at stand 215/314. There we will present to you our MDLab as well as MDPilot and their advantages in the separation of substances and drinking water production to interested visitors.
The MDLab for government project
In the first week of March we met with the HighCon consortium in Wiesbaden, Germany, at the company premises of MEWA – a company in the textile management service sector – who are providing a demo site. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and has the goal of developing innovative, multi-stage and selective processes for the reuse of industrial wastewater up to the utilization of concentrate ingredients. Things are moving along fast now, with preparations for the pilot phase which will begin in early Summer this year.
SolarSpring will be assisting the demo phase and also piloting a new module type.
Demo plant for ReWaCem
One week later it was off to Brussels for the midterm meeting of the Horizon2020 funded ReWaCem project. 14 dedicated partners from four European countries will be starting up their first demo plant in Italy by September of 2018. This is just the beginning however, as there are three more demo plants in Spain, Germany and Austria to follow by the end of 2018. The demo systems will be used to re-use and recover effluents from the steel and metal industry and significantly reduce water use in the sector.
New module concept and prototype
And on March 20th, we had a partner meeting with the Re-Salt consortium for which we are adapting MD for high salt concentrations. Expectations are high and we really want to show the potential of MD technology with our new module concept, which will be built as a full-scale prototype later this year.
To be continued…
So considering our agenda for the next months…see you in the lab!
Daniel Pfeifle, CEO