Solar thermal collectors
Membrane distillation modules

Multi-module two loop system in Italy


A second two loop system have been installed in a 8 MW diesel power plant in the small island of Pantelleria. The nominal production is 5000 l/day. The system use waste heat from the refrigeration of the engines and solar heat from the solar collectors.


Main characteristics of the installation:

  • Two loop system
  • Thermal energy: 20 % solar collectors + 80 % waste heat
  • 40 m2 solar collectors
  • Waste heat recovery: Q= 10 m3/h, T=90C
  • Brine cooler
  • Operation 24h/day.
  • Water management protocol: regular monitoring of water temperature, conductivity, production etc
  • Water intake: 35.000-37.000 ppm