Solving Global Water Shortages

Lowering the Cost of Desalination


One third of the world’s population lacks sufficient water. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2050 over two thirds of the world’s population will face severe water shortages. The effects of water shortage are well documented: food shortage, poor health, hunger and disease.

The Technology
UNSW researchers have developed an efficient Ion Exchange (IEX) desalination technology which is superior to the current state of the art technologies such as reverse osmosis and distillation.

The patent pending technology uses a novel hybrid regeneration system utilising recyclable reagents within a thermal process.


Key Benefits
The UNSW Ion Exchange solution is:

• Energy Efficient
• Lower Cost Desalination
• Low pressure  requirements
• Low temperature requirements
• Can use solar thermal energy to regenerate the IEX resins.

Applications
• Maritime Desalination
• Arid land/Brackish water  

The Opportunity
NewSouth Innovations are seeking a partner to license this patent pending technology and develop products which will guarantee water security for generations to come.

For more information contact:

Lisa Linssen 

NewSouth Innovations

Ref  11_2572

T:   +61 2 9385 9813  l    M: +61 448 060 622    

E:   l.linssen@unsw.edu.au

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Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Lisa Linssen
Business Development Manager
NewSouth Innovations Pty Ltd
02 9385 9813
l.linssen@unsw.edu.au
Reference ID: 11_2572
Inventors:
Richard Pashley
Ganga Chandrasekara
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