MFT launches containerized, renewable energy powered desalination system

Aquarion Group company Membran-Filtrations-Technik GmbH (MFT) is introducing containerized desalination systems for producing drinking water from either seawater or brackish water. The MFT RO 100 Desalination System is powered with only wind and solar energy, which is stored in lithium-ion batteries and has a capacity of up to 120 l/h drinking water output.

The system is designed for low-power decentralized applications in remote locations where the energy supply is scarce. Typical applications for these small desalination units include the production of potable water in homes, restaurants, small businesses, tourist resorts, remote camp sites, smaller villages or communities with seawater or brackish raw water as the feedwater source.

The MFT RO 100 features a remote control system, enabling the company to monitor performance real-time from its headquarters in Germany. The system records the weather conditions, how much electricity is being provided by wind and solar sources, how much water is being produced, and at what quality. If drinking water quality were to fall below a certain limit, the system switches off automatically.

Each system is pre-tested and pre-configured and is delivered as “plug and play” for simple installation.     

The first plant has been shipped to a school in La Guajira, Colombia.