One of the tenants in one of my father’s building is Energy Recovery Inc. I have visited their main headquarters and have seen the amazing innovations they have created around the concept of desalination in order to produce more fresh water.
The amount of fresh water on our plant is greatly limited, which is why Energy Recovery Inc. has created desalination devices that produce fresh water from ocean and brackish water. Energy Recovery claims that plants that use their technology produce around “10 billion gallons of clean water every day.”
The technology that produces fresh water is called the PX Pressure Exchanger, which uses high pressure and reverse-osmosis processes to convert salt water and uses no electrical power.
This still very new technology is revolutionary and could possibly be the answer to the world’s most pressing questions regarding the future of our fresh water supply.