Sorek desalination - Low water costs, high environmental profile

Fredi Lokiec – EVP Special Projects, IDE Technologies Ltd

The Sorek desalination site in June 2012 showing the 16-in membrane elements .

The Sorek desalination site in June 2012 showing the 16-in membrane elements .

The Sorek seawater reverse-osmosis desalination plant will be among the world’s largest when it is completed in Israel next year.

To achieve this capacity while simultaneously delivering the lowest possible water price and a minimized environmental footprint, IDE Technologies incorporated a broad range of technological and financial engineering innovations into the plant’s design.

This article outlines the innovations which enabled IDE to complete this cutting-edge project.

This article first appeared in the August/September 2012 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.

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