Africa

Proudly South African hydrogen breakthrough with Shell’s backing – Johannesburg

Hydrox Holdings engineers, based in Strydompark, Randburg, have shot the lights out with a unique hydrogen electrolyser leap forward that deploys innovative patented and already trade-marked local technology that facilitates the use of far fewer components and generates significant cost savings.

This innovative technology promises to lower the production price of hydrogen and serve as a disruptive hydrogen economy enabler.

The homegrown divergent electrode flow through (DEFT ™) technology allows electrolysers to operate without membranes at higher temperatures, which results in greatly improved electrical efficiencies.

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Solar-driven water desalination system for Maasai villages

A pilot plant was installed at a saline well in the Tanzanian Maasai village of Ndedo and supplies the population with 2000 litres of drinking water per day.

The plants are complete systems in which the water is cleaned of dirt particles, bacteria and viruses in preliminary stage and treated with self-generated chlorine in a post-treatment stage for sterile storage in a water tank.

The core of system is based on the membrane process of electrodialysis.

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Solar-driven water desalination system for Maasai village, Tanzania – Tanzania

Together with nine other European project partners, Phaesun is developing innovative desalination systems based on electrodialysis technology as part of the EU development and innovation project REvivED Water.

In February 2020, a pilot plant was installed at a saline well in the Tanzanian Maasai village of Ndedo and supplies the population with 2000 litres of drinking water per day.

The plants are complete systems in which the water is cleaned of dirt particles, bacteria and viruses in a preliminary stage and treated with self-generated chlorine in a post-treatment stage for sterile storage in a water tank. The core of the system is based on the membrane process of electrodialysis. In contrast to conventional desalination technologies (thermal or reverse osmosis), electrodialysis is particularly low-maintenance and is well suited for solar power supply due to its low energy consumption. Thus, a completely self-sufficient system could be developed, which does not require any additional infrastructure or power supply.

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GWCL Asks Teshie Desalination Plant To Operate At Full Capacity – Ghana

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has asked the operators of the Teshie Desalination plant to, as a matter of urgency, operate at full capacity to help improve the water supply situation in the country.

The plant, which was shut down for about a year over some technical and operational challenges, resumed operation on March 18, this year.

Currently, it produces an average of 40,000 cubic metres of water daily instead of the overall capacity of 60,000 cubic metres a day.

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Coronavirus: Slice of $100m budget can fix Krowor desalination plant – NDC to Akufo-Addo – Ghana

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to allocate part of his $100 million coronavirus budget in making the water desalination plant in Krowor operational again.

The scarcity of water in the area has become a nightmare amidst the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic.

A statement issued by the constituency chairman, Willinda Bortey Wradi said the acute water shortage within Nungua, Teshie, among others makes nonsense of the WHO safety recommendations of regular handwashing as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Covid-19: Handwashing is ‘not a threat’ to Cape Town’s water supply

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town has said residents must continue washing their hands in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and not to worry that it might be a threat to the water supply.

This comes as the weekly dams level statistics were released on Monday, showing that dams supplying the Cape metro have declined by 1,3% over the past week (9 March – 15 March 2020) to 61,3% of total capacity.

Mayco member for water and waste Xanthea Limberg said: “While mindful consumption of water is still important, the City encourages residents to proceed with diligent hand-washing practices for the benefit of our individual and collective health. Hand-washing uses comparatively less water than other activities and is not expected to pose a threat to water security.”

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Egypt evaluating solar desalinators – Egypt

The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi energy company ACWA Power to conduct a feasibility study for an unspecified volume of renewables-powered desalination projects.

ACWA Power has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Egyptian government departments relating to the evaluation of a series of renewable energy-powered water desalination projects.

The agreement outlines plans for a preliminary study followed by an initial feasibility study for desalination projects at undisclosed locations in Egypt which would be powered by solar, wind or a combination of the two.

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ACWA Power signs MoU to enhance Egypt’s water desalination sector – Egypt

ACWA Power signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Housing; Utilities & Urban Communities represented by the New Urban Communities Authority; Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW); and Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy represented by Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, to conduct preliminary and feasibility studies for a series of water desalination projects in Egypt.

The projects will be powered by solar and wind, or a combination of both renewable energy sources, the Saudi-based utilities provider said in a statement.

Upon completion, the studies will be submitted to the Ministry of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities and Egyptian Electricity Holding Company.

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Four companies partner to launch Sh435m solar water desalination project in Kenya – Kenya

Arid and semi-arid areas are set to benefit from clean water after four companies partnered to launch a water desalination project worth Sh435 million. 

The Germany-based firms Boreal Light GmbH and AtmosfairegGmbH will work with Water Kiosk Ltd and Bilal Sustainable Development Programme to construct 40 solar water desalination systems in 10 counties facing water shortage.

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East Port Said water desalination plant reaches 95% completion – Egypt

Construction of East Port Said water desalination plant has reached 95% completion, head of East Port Said City Authority Alaa Manei said.

The desalination plant will have a capacity of 150,000 cubic metres per day, with plans to be expanded in the future to a capacity of 250,000 cubic metres per day to serve about 500,000 people, he added in a statement on Tuesday.

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