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. Our 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.
We have also introduced into the market 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 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.
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IDE was awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification after its Quality Management was found to comply with the requirements of this standard.
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IDE was awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 certification after its Occupational Health and Safety Management was found to comply with the requirements of this standard.
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Utilizing Available Coldness from Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Regasification Process for Seawater Desalination
In this article a case study was considered, in which an LNG regasification plant can supply 1750 ton/hr of water-glycol solution at -15°C to be utilized for seawater desalination. The main challenge in this evaluation is being able to provide a desalination solution able to compete with the commonly used RO plants.
Recovery of Osmotic Power in SWRO Plants
The paper analyzes the ways that different researchers have selected to overcome the phenomenon of CP, and presents an overview of the existing RO membranes from the point of view of their suitability for use in Forward Osmosis power generation.
Design Challenges and Operational Experience of a Mega MED Seawater Desalination Plant in Tianjin
This article is a continuation of the article "Sliding Pressure Turbine Integrated with Seawater Desalination Facility (MED)" presented at the IDA 2011 World Congress.
Three Pressure Retarded Osmosis PRO Processes
Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) can be implemented on a number of water types, using different technologies and achieving various power outcomes. This paper presents the three most practical options.
Implementation of Build Operate Transfer Schemes: Obstacles and Solutions
This paper focuses on these cases, addressing the main causes of the failure of suggested/initiated BOT scheme offerings and what prevented their successful implementation. The paper analyses the main constraints and obstacles characterizing these setbacks, and presents different solutions and alternatives to by-pass and/or overcome these obstacles that, if adopted, could enhance the possibilities of successful implementation of the projects.
Steam Driven Large Multi Effect MVC (SD MVC) Desalination Process for Lower Energy Consumption and Desalination Costs
This paper will also describe the thermodynamic advantages, the specific investment and desalination costs comparison, and the resulting desalination cost reduction potential of the steam-driven multi effect MVC process.