Please watch the visit of Nereid’s pilot project NDS-01 organised by Swiss Dragons Management SA at SIG.
Swiss Dragons aims to elevate human dignity by enabling access to essentials through new technologies such as Nereid’s supply of drinking water.
Swiss Dragons is honored to present to ICDO a new desalination technology developed by Mr. Huy Ton That, the founder of Nereid S.A. that converts salt water and brackish water into drinking water and crystalized salt.
- Water – the essential ingredient for life on this planet – is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Water is important to the process of economic development and maintenance of our ecosystems.
- The world faces an unprecedented crisis in water resources, with profound implications for global food security and protection of human health.
Traditional desalination plants adversely impact the environment in two major aspects:
- Energy costs: prohibitive cost of energy necessary for osmotic separation is a key drawback,
- Marine environment: the brine’s high specific weight and the additional chemicals introduced in the pretreatment stage harm the marine ecosystem.
When fossil energy sources are used, they contribute to deteriorating climate change, which negatively affects the water cycle, thereby intensifying the original problem that desalination is intending to solve.
For desalination to remain a viable option in a world with a rapidly changing climate and increasing droughts, renewable energy sources must to be used for powering at least part of its requirements.
The desalination market:
- Fresh water accessible to humans represent less than 1% of the resource on our planet.
- Desalination capacity to quadruple over the next 15 years.
- In 2025, 30% of the world population will be affected by drought and water scarcity.
- Desalinated water market size: $ 30 billion for 2011 Vs $ 79 billion for 2016
What makes Nereid unique?
Cost Effectiveness : The unique design of the condenser dramatically reduces the cost of the Multi Effect Humidification by Direct Contact (MEH-DC), which potentially is the most cost effective desalination system on the market.
Sustainability : The cost-savings breakthrough allows for the first time affordable solar-powered seawater desalination at industrial scale.
Environmental : The MEH-DC is capable to crystallize salt from the brine output of traditional desalination plants to achieve zero liquid discharge.
Restoration of arid or desert land on coastal areas,
Water supply for irrigation farming,
Reducing groundwater overdraft,
Humanitarian aid projects.