Solar Water Treatment and Intelligent Water Systems for Today’s World
Localized Water Solutions is developing smart and sustainable water solutions that help improve access to clean water and decrease the cost of water treatment. We do this through both a novel and easily scalable, 100% solar-powered, water purification technology as well as an intelligent, cloud-based water monitoring platform that broadly manages and connects decentralized water infrastructure.
Nanophotonic-Enabled Solar Membrane Distillation
NESMD achieves solar-thermal energy collection and water purification simultaneously by using a photothermal nanoparticle coated hydrophobic membrane. Sunlight reacts with the nanoparticles generating heat on the membrane’s surface. The heat evaporates the feed water generating clean water vapor that flows through the membrane, leaving the dirty feed water behind.
Waterkeys is an intelligent water solution that allows for centralized management of decentralized water assets. Through a combination of customized hardware, cloud-based architecture, open-sourced software and an easy-to-use interface, Waterkeys is specifically designed to remotely monitor multiple water sensors on a mass decentralized scale.