Saltworks Technologies Inc.

Converting salt water to fresh water

Saltworks, based in Vancouver, B.C., has developed a suite of energy efficient ways to convert salt water into fresh water through desalination. The company's technology removes salt from seawater and salty underground water by harnessing low-temperature heat provided by solar energy or waste heat from industrial processes, which reduces the amount of mechanical and/or electrical energy required. Potential applications for Saltworks' technology include processing water for industry, as well as producing drinking water for communities and irrigation water for agriculture.