Australian centre funding 12 more desalination projects
11 Jan 11 by desalination
Using fertiliser as a draw solution for forward osmosis is one of 12 more research projects to be funded by Australia’s National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (NCED).
Announcing the NCED’s second round of funding worth nearly Aus$ 3 million (US$ 2.95 million), the parliamentary secretary for sustainability and urban water, Senator Don Farrell, said the projects were an important investment in securing future water supplies for all Australians.
The 12 projects include research into improving membrane performance, new types of desalination for remote areas, forward osmosis for simultaneous production of water and fertiliser, and solar powered desalination for rural communities.
Centre CEO Neil Palmer said, “The centre is delighted with the strong response of the Australian research and business communities to work together on projects that will make water supply in arid areas more reliable and economical.”
“Investing in research and development is crucial to developing a sustainable desalination industry in Australia,” Senator Farrell said. “We need to continue to improve the desalination process, in particular energy efficiency.”
NCED projects awarded in Funding Round 2:
Project Title – Project Leader – Other Research Participants
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