IDE introduces world’s first green reverse osmosis desalination system

IDE Technologies launched IDE ProGreen, the industry’s first green Reverse Osmosis (RO) system for water desalination.

IDE ProGreen reduces operational costs and increases ROI by optimising the energy consumption, eliminating the use and handling of chemicals, and offering a customisable, self-maintained platform. This results in affordable, sustainable, high-quality water for applications worldwide including industry, agriculture and drinking water.

IDE ProGreen overcomes the challenges of minimising desalination impact on the environment by eliminating the use of chemicals in the pre-treatment and desalination processes. The new water production system is compact and flexible, which makes it easy to transport and install.

This significantly reduces costs and eliminates the need to invest in expensive infrastructure. In addition, as part of the desalination process, the patented RO Membrane Direct Osmosis Cleaning (DOC) system reduces the amount of energy consumed in the desalination process, and enables chemical-free membrane cleaning for uninterrupted operation and stable performance, which increases the system’s availability.

“Given today’s critical water resources and environmental challenges, we are proud to be the first to introduce a unique, eco-friendly system that increases ROI, offers lowest maintenance costs, ensures uninterrupted operation and reduces long-term energy consumption,” said Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE.

“With over 45 years of industry expertise and 400 plants installed in 40 countries worldwide, we are well experienced to get the job done. And with IDE ProGreen, we can now provide environmentally-sustainable and cost-effective water desalination systems across the globe with all the benefits of a comprehensive desalination system in one neat, compact package.”

IDE ProGreen helps to further save money by utilising highly efficient pumps, coupled with an energy recovery system, to reduce energy consumption. The modular product is designed for capacities ranging from 500 to 10,000 cubic meters per day per unit, depending on water type; and is available containerised or skid-mounted, depending on the capacity.

The new IDE ProGreen system will be available by the end of 2011.

Since 1965, the company has built 400 desalination plants in 40 countries worldwide, with a cumulative installed capacity of over 2,000,000 m3/day. IDE is headquartered in Kadima, Israel.