Environmental Responsibility

IDE respects and strives to preserve the world around us. Wherever our plants are located, we ensure that they fit into our customers’ economic, environmental and social plans. In IDE’s view, this makes moral, as well as business sense. In fact, the company’s reputation rests on its success in continuously improving energy efficiency and minimising impact on our surrounding environment.

A Track Record of Industry Breakthroughs

IDE has a four-decade record of commitment to the environment. IDE’s solutions have been designed to alleviate water challenges while minimizing environmental impact, and the company invests continuously to reduce the ecological footprint of its solutions.

Our latest innovation is IDE PROGREENTM, a breakthrough for the sector. This eco-friendly, modular Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination product enables the delivery of affordable, sustainable, clean water for a wide variety of resorts, remote islands and other industries. Based on a revolutionary technology IDE PROGREENTM eliminates the use of chemicals in the pretreatment and RO processes.

IDE has also innovated with 16” membranes in a vertical array for large-scale projects, a proprietary Boron Removal System, a patented Direct Osmosis Cleaning (DOC) membrane cleaning system, heat re-use technologies, implementation of pipe-jacking and sludge treatment methods, as well as many other environmental breakthroughs.

IDE’s proprietary compressing technologies are revolutionary developments that enable IDE to slash the energy required to heat, cool and evaporate water.

Reduced Emissions, Waste and Cost

Through continual “green-thinking” technological advancements, IDE has achieved the industry’s lowest energy consumption for all three dominant desalination technologies and industrial water treatment solutions, while also reducing associated greenhouse gas emissions and waste.

Re-use of waste heat and low-grade steam

IDE’s MED thermal desalination units are powered by the waste heat and/or low-grade steam of other industrial processes. In so doing, IDE’s units multiply the work accomplished per unit of energy, reduce the carbon footprint and waste heat emissions of the overall industrial eco-system, and increase energy efficiency.

Reducing the chemical footprint

The use of a proprietary Boron Removal System, Direct Osmosis Cleaning (DOC) and other process innovations lead to a reduction in the use of chemicals in desalination systems.

Using solar energy

Through recent advances, IDE’s systems can utilize the waste heat of a solar field that is generated as a by-product of concentrating photovoltaic collectors. This waste heat can be used to drive MED thermal desalination units or IDE’s unique heat pump-based electricity generators, thereby increasing the output of electricity while reducing the emission of heat into the atmosphere.


IDE was awarded ISO 14001:2004 certification after its Environmental System was found to comply with the requirements of this standard.

To view IDE’s ISO 14001 Certificate please click here.

IDE was awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification after its Quality Management was found to comply with the requirements of this standard.

To view IDE’s ISO 9001 Certificate please click here.

To view IDE’s Quality, Environmental Management and Safety and Occupational Health Policy please click here.

IDE was awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 certification after its Occupational Health and Safety Management was found to comply with the requirements of this standard.

To view IDE’s ISO 18001 Certificate please click here .

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