Energy Recovery, Inc.’s Senior Vice President of Water, Rodney Clemente shares how using energy recovery technologies, the water sector saves energy, becomes more sustainable and delivers water at a more affordable price. Plus, Reese Tisdale joins us for another Bluefield on Tap segment discussing the recent New York Times feature on groundwater depletion in the United States.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- Rodney’s simple yet complex background in the water sector
- How desalination has changed over time from thermal desalination to membrane based desalination, such as reverse osmosis
- Why desalination is energy intensive
- How energy recovery systems can reduce energy consumption by up to 60%
- Given energy savings, how energy recovery systems make desalination affordable
- How energy recovery systems interface with zero liquid discharge and minimal liquid discharge systems
- Why energy recovery presents a sustainable solution for desalination
- Applications beyond desalination that can utilize energy recovery systems
- Why Rodney sees fertile ground in the wastewater sector for energy recovery opportunities
- The opportunity in refrigerant decarbonization for energy recovery applications
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