Low-Cost Solar HDH Desalination

May 12, 2020

Winner of the 2017 Mohammed bin Rashid Global Water Award for Innovation, this desalination
system, using a perforated black-fabric solar humidifier (patent-pending), is under beta test at the Field
Station. The system combines the humidification stage with a solar heat collector in a low-cost, simple-
to-assemble tent-like structure that is about twice as efficient as the traditional solar still and does not
require expensive and fragile glass covers. Its performance and longevity are being verified through
measurements of ambient conditions and daily fresh water production