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Avoid Building New Ponds and Maintain Zero Discharge

Water used for cooling in the power generation process, over time, develops high levels of calcium and silica and cannot be reused.  In some plants, a slurry is used to transport spent fuel to a settling pond.  Typical power stations dispose of this water in large evaporation ponds to avoid direct surface discharges.

Image by Thomas Millot


The SolarMultiple System can increase evaporation rates at existing ponds to retain a zero discharge while avoiding the need to permit and construct additional ponds.  This is done with no risk of scaling to the equipment or sprayed aerosol contamination to the surrounding area.  Additionally, the SolarMultiple system can use fueled by waste heat making the evaporation process extremely cost effective.  


At coal plants, ash ponds are used to landfill fly and bottom ash to prevent the release of ash into the atmosphere.  These ponds contain high levels of total suspended solids and are used to settle out the ash from the water while it evaporates.  The SolarMultiple System can increase the evaporation rates without clogging or risk of area contamination while reducing the environmental risk on the surrounding land and rivers. 

Image by Yaroslav Maltsev

No matter what water you are dealing with, the SolarMultiple system can provide a system custom fit for your application.  Contact us to find out more.

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