ENOWA and Nanostone Water to sign MoU at SIWW

ENOWA and Nanostone Water (NSW) will collaborate on ceramic ultrafiltration (CUF) membrane application for brine mining in Neom, Saudi Arabia. The signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will take place during Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) on 19 Jun 2024.

This partnership marks a step towards transforming desalination brine waste into valuable resources. The MoU outlines the collaborative efforts to develop and implement CUF technology for brine mining, a component of ENOWA’s circular economy strategy. ENOWA managing director Gavin van Tonder said, “By transforming desalination brine waste into valuable resources, we will contribute to an essential circular economy.”

The MoU will focus on a one-year pilot testing of CUF membranes to harvest minerals and metals from desalination and cooling tower blowdown brine. This project aims to create a revenue stream while developing an environmentally sustainable method of managing desalination waste. Successful pilot results will pave the way for scaling up the design for commercial facilities.

Jürgen von Hollen, CEO of Nanostone Water, added, “We look forward to a fruitful partnership with ENOWA and to applying our technology to advance sustainable and cost-effective water supply.”

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