Decarbonization Avenue University research @ CLIMAX

Harnessing the Sun to Purify Concentrated Waste Streams

Scientists is developing a solar-powered desalination system to recover water from concentrated waste streams with maximum efficiency.

A solar-powered desalination system that combines several types of technologies – including concentrated solar power, photovoltaics and membrane distillation – to recover water from these concentrated waste streams with maximum efficiency.

The process uses less energy at a lower cost, and it could provide more water for resource-scarce inland regions such as Arizona.


  • Solar energy

Sustainability domain

  • Renewable Energy

Type of innovation

  • Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholder type

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher


Relevant for

  • Solar power professional
  • Production or process engineer

Innovation sector

  • Environmental sciences
  • Financial investing
  • Heat & thermodynamics
  • Renewable energy sciences