Closed Circuit Desalination firm secures $5 million in new funding

Desalitech has secured an additional $5 million equity funding from Liberation Capital and its institutional investors, increasing the private equity firm's total investment to $9.5 million and bringing the total amount raised by the company to over $13 million...

Jun 11th, 2013

Desalitech has secured an additional $5 million equity funding from Liberation Capital and its institutional investors, increasing the private equity firm's total investment to $9.5 million and bringing the total amount raised by the company to over $13 million.

Desalitech said its Closed Circuit Desalination (CCD) can lower costs by 20% to 60% by increasing water-use efficiency, reducing energy consumption, increasing flexibility and reliability and greatly reducing the emission of brine waste.

The company said: “CCD systems have achieved over 97% recovery whereas traditional RO systems typically operate at only 75% recovery. CCD systems are desalinating seawater with 1.5 kWh/m3 energy, compared to 2 to 3 kWh/m3 with state-of-the-art conventional RO.”

Richard Stover, executive vice president of Desalitech, said: "The status quo of 25% waste or more is simply no longer acceptable. Desalitech is setting a new standard by reducing waste by up to 70% and energy consumption by upwards of 30%.”

CCD products recycle concentrate until a desired recovery level is achieved. Brine is replaced with feed without disrupting the production of treated water and without wasting energy.

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