Energy-efficient & circular desalination

LIFE INDESAL tackles the challenge of supplying safe freshwater from seawater, contributing to fight climate change and to the shift to the circular economy. The project aims to develop and demonstrate a novel integrated and circular seawater desalination solution with a low carbon footprint that produces multi-purpose desalinated water, renewable energy and resources simultaneously.

The challenge

Water scarcity impacts 40% of the world’s population.

predicted increase in world water demand by 2050 (compared to 2000 levels).

of the world’s freshwater resources are available to meet water demands.

Alternative water sources, such as desalinated seawater, can relieve the pressure on overexploited resources, diversify our water supply, and improve water security.

The growth of desalinated water production is hindered by two main concerns: energy use, and brine disposal.

The LIFE INDESAL project addresses both through an integrated solution to seawater desalination by reverse osmosis (RO) that recovers energy and resources from generated brines.



LIFE INDESAL at the 11th World Congress of Chemical Engineering

LIFE INDESAL partner University of Cantabria (UC) participated in the 11th World Congress of Chemical Engineering…

LIFE INDESAL at EDS Conference 2023

LIFE INDESAL participated in the European Desalination Society (EDS) Conference on Desalination for the Environment, Clean…

LIFE INDESAL progresses towards the commissioning of the pilot unit in 2023

LIFE INDESAL partners gathered in Barcelona, Spain, on 19 April 2023 for the first monitoring meeting…


International Desalination Association (IDA) Summit on Water and Climate Change

Coinciding with the 50th-anniversary celebration of the International Desalination Association, the IDA Seville Summit on Water…

Aquatech Amsterdam

Aquatech Amsterdam, the world’s leading water trade show for process, drinking and wastewater, will take place…

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