Stand-alone unit for drinking water production using solar energy

Drinking unit
01 February 2015 → 31 August 2016
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Ecology
    • Environmental science and management
    • Other environmental sciences
drinking water
Project description

In 2003, the PaInT lab at UGent came up with an innovative design and concept for an autonomous drinking water production unit powered by solar heat. A first prototype of the concept has already been built, which together with the lab tests have provided the proof-of-principle. Nevertheless, the current prototype still needs to be thoroughly optimized. This StarTT proposal therefore has 3 objectives. (1) Developing an optimized prototype. (2) Market study of the identified markets. (3) Development of the exploitation strategy.