Genesis Morocco: IDE Technologies Introduces Worlds First Green Reverse Osmosis System for Water Desalination

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Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

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IDE Technologies Introduces Worlds First Green Reverse Osmosis System for Water Desalination

Personal Notes : Israeli scientist make inroads into turning desalination into a sustainable process, and the way to do so is twofold, firstly reduce the amounts of energy consumption and secondly cut down on the chemicals used to clean the membranes. 

Like I said before in this blog, Israel and its cutting edge companies in the field of desalination are loosing big by not seeking a normalization with Arab countries on the terms of King Abdulla's peace initiative. Indeed it is a whole market they're passing upon, MENA, and that is precisely the market where their technology would be most welcome and where growth in desalination is forecasted to be the most important. 

Tel–Aviv, Israel, September 6, 2011 – IDE Technologies launched IDE PROGREEN, the industry’s first green Reverse Osmosis (RO) system for water desalination. Representing a clean and economical approach to high-quality water production, IDE PROGREEN reduces operational costs and increases ROI by optimizing the energy consumption, eliminating the use and handling of chemicals, and offering a customizable, self-maintained platform. This results in affordable, sustainable, high-quality water for applications worldwide including industry, agriculture and drinking water.

It overcomes the challenges of minimizing desalination impact on the environment by eliminating the use of chemicals in the pre-treatment and desalination processes. The new water production system is compact and flexible, which makes it easy to transport and install. This significantly reduces costs and eliminates the need to invest in expensive infrastructure. In addition, as part of the desalination process, the patented RO Membrane Direct Osmosis Cleaning (DOC) system reduces the amount of energy consumed in the desalination process, and enables chemical-free membrane cleaning for uninterrupted operation and stable performance, which increases the system’s availability.

“Given today’s critical water resources and environmental challenges, we are proud to be the first to introduce a unique, eco-friendly system that increases ROI, offers lowest maintenance costs, ensures uninterrupted operation and reduces long-term energy consumption,” said Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE. “With over 45 years of industry expertise and 400 plants installed in 40 countries worldwide, we are well experienced to get the job done. We can now provide environmentally-sustainable and cost-effective water desalination systems across the globe with all the benefits of a comprehensive desalination system in one neat, compact package.”
IDE PROGREEN helps to further save money by utilizing highly efficient pumps, coupled with an energy recovery system, to reduce energy consumption. The modular product is designed for capacities ranging from 500 to 10,000 cubic meters per day per unit, depending on water type; and is available containerized or skid-mounted, depending on the capacity.

The new IDE PROGREENTM system will be available by the end of 2011.

About IDE Technologies Ltd.
IDE is a world leader in water technologies. Since 1965, the company has built 400 desalination plants in 40 countries worldwide, with a cumulative installed capacity of over 2,000,000 m3/day. IDE's technologies for optimized, high-end thermal and membrane (Reverse Osmosis) desalination are recognized as the most advanced in the world. The company designed, built and currently operates many of the world’s mega-sized SWRO plants, in addition to some of the largest MED and MVC desalination plants. Its customized desalination plants provide high quality water for use in industries, mines, refineries and power stations, as well as for drinking water and agriculture.

IDE is jointly owned by two of Israel’s largest industrial enterprises: ICL Group (50%), one of the world’s leading fertilizer and specialty chemicals companies, and Delek Group (50%), the leading energy and infrastructure group based out of Israel.

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