Four competitive wins in a row!! Sea Power Ltd in collaboration with lead company MarkZero Prototypes LLC have once again won out by becoming CREATE Stage winners in the USA DOE funded Wave-to-Water challenge. We are now in the FINAL stage.
US Government Announcement here:
Our team proposed a detailed design of a desalination system that uses wave energy alone and a novel transportable version of the Seapower Platform to provide clean drinking water for disaster relief and coastal communities. The smaller modular system (< than m^3 in volume), known as the MZSP Freshwater Production System, uses a series of high pressure, direct acting pumps to feed into a mini Reverse Osmosis plant onboard the device, and pump this freshwater to shore through a discharge hose.
The final stage in the DOE funded challenge, will be to compete to create as much drinking water as possible for a small size of machine! We will be testing in April 2022 at Jennette’s Pier in North Carolina. We have already successfully carried out a physical demonstration and test at a pier to pump water a distance of 220m to shore using a portable discharge hose, using the same available head and flowrate that the MZSP device is capable of developing. We are now teamed up with Mark Zero Prototypes in the DRINK stage where we are currently building the system in a lab/workshop in Connecticut, USA
Learn how the US DOE promote the innovation of novel technologies using prize funding here: https://youtu.be/JmbTYU38UU0?t=65