Tedagua will develop new seawater desalination technology in Gran Canaria
· The goal is to develop a prototype that increases the production of desalinated water in a region that experiences a significant shortage of water resources, reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
· The proposal involves developing a capacitive deionization technology which, through the use of 3D graphene oxide electrodes, will desalinate the sea water through electrodeionization.
As part a Public Procurement call for bids by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) for the Local Government of Gran Canaria, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of the Multi-regional Operational Program for Spain 2014-2020, Tedagua has been awarded the development of innovative solutions for seawater deionization.
The purpose of this project is the development of a commercial-scale prototype that is operational in a desalination plant that is currently in service. Once completed, it will increase the production of desalinated water in a region where water resources are extremely scarce.
Tedagua's proposal is based on the development of capacitive deionization technology which, through the use of 3D graphene oxide electrodes, allows for the desalination of sea water through electrodeionization. This solution has been developed in collaboration with the Tecnalia Research and Innovation foundation, with whom a business partnership agreement was entered into during Q1.
By means of this disruptive technology, Tedagua aims to go one step beyond today's desalination technology, attaining significant energy and CO2 emission savings. The brine generated per cubic meter of desalinated water will also be reduced, increasing the volume of recovered water as a result.
With this project, Tedagua positions itself in the research, development and innovation of new, more sustainable technologies that allow for an efficient use of the natural resources and reduce CO2 emissions, thereby meeting sustainable development goals.