LIT specializes in developing Thermoplastic Composite Processing Technologies for production of exceptionally large and precise Thermoplastic Composite Matrix Parts. Thermoplastic Composite Matrix Parts are lightweight, rigid, damage-tolerant and recyclable. We are very excited to be commissioning our first full scale Concentrated Solar Multi Effect Distillation and Dewatering Systems (CSMED)
Our units provide a cheaper and more environmentally sustainable alternative to similar capability desalination and water purification dewatering technologies available on the market today (such as Reverse Osmosis).
The units provide customers with the opportunity to either remove a certain percentage of distilled water from the fluid source in order to increase the concentrated Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of the feed stock, or to separate and distill up to 100% of the available water by taking the residue to Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and leaving only the solids behind. Reverse Osmosis (RO) technologies cannot compete with the ZLD CSMED solutions unless additional infrastructure investment is added to the back end of the RO unit at considerable cost.
Fuel efficient manufacturing processes and the use of low-cost material enables cheaper whole of life CSMED distillation costs to be achieved, compared with other similar capability distillation methods. This applies to distilling or purifying water from surface and groundwater sources and for processing/purifying other source water including, for example, urban, agricultural and industry wastewater, brackish bore or salty/hypersaline water, seawater, fracking water and sewage and mining sludge.