DoE solar desal program open to produced water treatment tech
Water Security Grand Challenge
Descriptive text: The Solar Desalination Prize addresses goals 1 and 5 of the Water Security Grand are expected to be achieved by 2030.
Launch desalination technologies that deliver cost-competitive clean water
Transform the energy sector’s produced water from a waste to a resource
Achieve near-zero water impact for new thermoelectric power plants, and significantly lower freshwater use intensity within the existing fleet
Double resource recovery from municipal wastewater
Develop small, modular energy-water systems for urban, rural, tribal, national security and disaster response settings