In the tropical countries of the Middle East, where temperatures can climb regularly over 40°C, many countries use their natural gas productions to procure Air Conditioning to their factories, public buildings (government, airports, etc.) their houses and energy intensive refrigeration cycles for the liquefaction of natural gas. For some of these countries, the energy necessary to produce this cooling represents more than 70% of the totality of their production of natural gas. They only can export approximately 20% of their production. Our technology allows an economy of up to 80% of this natural gas, which represents massive economic gain. This technology is also coupled to a production of drinkable water, which, for many of these countries, combines a very pressing need and sometimes an urgent one.
EH2 Solar has developed an innovative desalination technology that cools down buildings and other
processes very efficiently. The great advantages of this technology are that we use the available cooling from the deep sea water or from the evaporation of 13% of the water produced during nighttime and distribute it very efficiently while saving 80% of the energy needed for cooling.
Two sources of energy
- The very cold waters of the deep seas represent an inexhaustible source of cooling that we
transport in a mix of ice/water that saves 80% of the cooling costs in energy. When sea water
becomes ice, its water becomes pure. This is a well known phenomenon that has been studied
over long many years, but was little used until the discovery of our new Freeze Desalination
Technology EH2 Solar.
- The nocturnal evaporation of 13% of waters that can be collected during the night, specifically
in mountainous regions, where nights are much cooler than days. The evaporation of one
kilogram of water produces 2 255 KJ (Kilojoules)1 of cooling2 that will be transported by the
ice/water mix, as described above.
These two technologies combined allow economic gains that can reach up to 80% of the cost of the natural
gas necessary to produce cooling in traditional air conditioning systems.