Team The Thin Distillery

Presentation of the participants of the TUM DeSal Challenge 2016

The Thin Distillery
Team leader:
Desalination technology: Vaccum distillation powered by solar thermal energy and photovoltaics
We are group of friends who went together to high school and now we are studying or graduating in different fields, IT, math and marine biology. Our desalination system is based on the simple concept for desalinisation – the distillation, the most simple way to get pure water. To make water evaporate from water to gas we need to increase temperature and/or reduce pressure. To increase the temperature we will use concentrated solar power, and reducing the pressure using vacuum pumps.

We were not aiming to 'reinvent the wheel', distillation is a process known for a long time so we took the road of perfecting it, making it more efficient.

Initial inspiration for this design, but without vacuum component, has came from the systems  used in traditional alcohol distilleries, producing hard liqueur called 'rakija'.
Institution: University of Split
Ranking at the TUM DeSal Challenge 2016: 7