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SolarFluxTM Solar Powered Water Purification and Desalination

SolarFluxTM is a unique line of water purification systems that utilize solar energy along with state of the art membrane technology to provide purified water without an external power source. The SolarFlux system comes in two variations. The FX version is for use on fresh water sources such as rivers, streams, lakes, wells, and boreholes. The DX version is for use on seawater and brackish water.

The SolarFluxTM FX relies on an unique silicon carbide ceramic membrane that filters down to 0.1 micron. The ceramic membrane material is incredibly durable and the submerged configuration of the membrane makes for a system that is simple to operate and maintain.

The SolarFluxTM DX also uses the ceramic membrane filter but as pretreatment to a reverse osmosis (RO) array to desalinate the filtered feed water. Use of the ceramic membrane prefilter virtually eliminates colloidal fouling of the RO membrane, a common problem in RO desalination systems.

Both SolarFluxTM versions operate in a "batteryless" fashion in which water production only takes place during times of sufficient solar intensity. In this way, water gets stored for use during dark periods rather than storing power in a battery bank. Eliminating the large batteries simplifies the system and lowers the cost due to battery replacement and disposal. The capacities listed below are based upon six hours per day of sufficient solar intensity.


Power Source Photovoltaic (PV) array
Primary Treatment Microfiltration by means of silicon carbide ceramic membrane (0.1 micron) in a submerged configuration.
Secondary Treatment (FX Version) Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection
Secondary Treatment (DX Version) Thin film composite spiral wound reverse osmosis membrane
Tertiary Treatment (DX Version) Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection
Capacities (FX Version) 400, 1600, and 6400 gallons per day
Capacities (DX Version) 200, 540, and 1200 gallons per day
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