Iran Pilot Tests Solar-Powered Desalination Unit
- December, 25, 2014 - 12:34
- Economy news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran pilot tested a solar-powered desalination unit in the Southern province of Hormozgan following successful implementation of initial laboratory tests and research studies.
“The pilot test of the solar-powered desalination unit has been kicked off in Hormozgan province,” Hossein Ataeifar, the manager of engineering and technology at Iran’s National Water & Wastewater Engineering Company (NWWEC) announced, adding that test results will be used to commercialize the systems.
“Desalinating seawater is the only way to deal with shortage of water in the province,” Hossein Khademi, the managing director of NWWEC in Hormozgan province said.
Khademi referred to a serious shortage of water in 14 cities of Hormozgan and reiterated that the problem of access to fresh water resources within the province can be resolved by desalinating sea water.
In recent years, private companies in Iran have worked on desalination projects, and some projects have become operational.