The new brackish water installation, which encompasses a 50 gallon per minute Nexed system at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant in El Paso, TX (KBH), builds upon the current Evoqua pilot for seawater desalination underway in Tuas, Singapore. The demonstration will prove out the economics and value proposition of the Nexed technology in comparison to incumbent RO technology with a focus on higher recovery and lower energy consumption. Once the system is fully operational – which is expected in June 2017 — Evoqua and AccelerateH2O will invite stakeholders to visit the site and observe the system and operational performance findings during an ‘open house’ style showcase forum in Summer 2017.
“This demonstration is an important and exciting benchmark for the commercially available Nexed system and brackish water desalination technology as a whole,” said James Kohosek, President of Evoqua’s Products and Technologies division. “The partnership between AccelerateH2O, The Center for Inland Desalination Systems at the University of Texas – El Paso, and Evoqua allows some of the leading minds in brackish water desalination to work together for the betterment of all Texas and beyond.”