Zero Energy / Zero Discharge Desalination

Too much salt is bad for ocean ecosystems. Desalination from salty inland waters and coastal desalination systems, over time, will threaten sea life. Global is developing a new type of desalination system. The system uses low energy heat sources like solar, methane, geothermal, or ultrasound to distill water. The salt from desalination feeds microbes that generate electricity and eliminate most of the brine waste in the process. What’s left is fed into a chamber where the particles collide with each other to generate both positive and negative electrical charges. When air can no longer insulate these opposite charges, an avalanche of runaway electrons generates electricity much in the same way as lightning. The energy is harvested by an electrode and used to run desalination. The brine degradation can be used to convert salt into electricity in any desalination system.