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This idea is a part of 360 Challenge 2019

July 5, 2019

For every 1L of freshwater harvested through desalination 1.5L brine is also created, which damages the local fauna both inland and underwater, not to mention raising overall salinity of the sea in the immediate vicinity of the plants, making future desalination harder and less effective.

Additionally the biggest issue for inhabitants of semi-arid regions is that freshwater wells turn saline over time, rendering the hope of a sustainable drinking water supplies unavailable, because desalination cannot be an option due to discharging brine would damage another scarce resource necessary for survival, soil.

NoBriner has developed a method to tackle the issue of brine discharges. Using spray evaporation technologies the organisation aims to convert brine into the most common commodity product on Earth, salt. By removing the toxic part of the desalination equation, NoBriner opens up countless new possibilities and opportunities to grow for the whole industry.

The solution doesn't just make desalination a sustainable practice for securing freshwater for entire regions or countries, it also enables hard-to-reach areas with scarce water resources to launch their own inland desalination projects securing their future survival, as well as using the water to flourish their agricultural capabilities.


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