Vacuum-driven MD breakthrough promised by memsys

Götz Lange, CEO, memsys clearwater distribution Pte Ltd, Singapore

The memsys desalination plant at Singapore's Marina Barrage.

The memsys desalination plant at Singapore's Marina Barrage.

Vacuum-driven membrane distillation (MD) delivers high flux and true multi-effect distillation with very good energy recovery. The process runs at low temperature levels and is fully modular.

This article describes the background of the development of the memsys company, membrane distillation, its specific advantages and potential applications, current and planned demonstration plants, and MD’s future role in desalination.

This article first appeared in the February/March 2011 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.

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| Membrane Distillation | Recovery | Temperature


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