Floating Solar Receivers for Distributed Desalination

Gang Chen with Svetlana V. Boriskina, Thomas Cooper and George Ni

Increasingly, communities are turning to seawater desalination to manage intense droughts and satisfy growing freshwater demand. This project addresses the challenges associated with scalability, cost and water safety by using solar receivers to localize high temperatures to the water surface for distributed desalination and/or waste-water treatment. 
This grant is funded by the JWAFS Solution Program
Watch George present their project at IdeaStream 2017 below.