Desalination by the Numbers

  • 17000+

    The total number of desalination plants worldwide (as of 2013)
  • More than 80 million cubic meters per day

    The global capacity of commissioned desalination plants (as of 2013)
  • 150

    The number of countries where desalination is practiced
  • More than 300 million

    The number of people around the world who rely on desalinated water for some or all their daily needs

next generation desalination

Seawater Desalination Plants contribute to the wastewater discharges that affect coastal water quality.

The effluent from desalination plants is a multi-component waste, with multiple effects on water, sediment and marine organisms. It therefore affects the quality of the resource it depends on. Brine effluent as a resource: Separation techniques to extract valuable materials

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The SEALEAU technology has been demonstrated at pilot scale in Greece (see also Photo 1). The plant is powered by renewable energy. The contribution of our solution to Blue Growth has been recognized by the European Commissioner, Mr. Karmenu Vella, who awarded the 1st Blue Growth Awards to our company in May 2015.