Advanced Desalination Technologies for Water Treatment

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).

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Dr. Baltasar Peñate Suárez
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Water Department, Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC), Santa Lucía, Spain
Interests: water treatment; desalination; energy efficiency; renewable energies; membrane processes; brine mining; emerging technologies for water treatment; circular economy; water-energy nexus
Department of Process Engineering, Industrial and Civil Engineering School, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus de Tafira s/n, 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Interests: sustainability and environmental; water treatment; desalination; emerging technologies for water treatment; circular economy; water-energy nexus
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Dear Colleagues,

Water desalination has become an essential industrial sector on our planet. Desalination technologies, such as reverse osmosis, are nowadays a world reference regarding water production dealing with the ever-increasing water demand for different uses: urban, industrial, tourism or agricultural. However, far from being a completely optimised technology, the technical and scientific communities dedicate their efforts to improve the process towards perfection or to propose desalination alternatives with the aim of reducing: the energy requirement, environmental risks or the capital and/or operational costs.

WATER- MDPI, in collaboration with DESAL+ LIVING LAB platform (, promote the special issue “Advanced Desalination Technologies for Water Treatment”. This Special Issue targets high quality papers focusing on new research proposals or the development and improvement of existing ones, including innovative case study applications that address one o more of the following topics include but are not limited to:

  • Emerging desalination and non-conventional water production technologies
  • Novel hybrid desalination systems
  • Advanced materials for water desalination
  • Pilot plants and advanced systems
  • Desalinated water- energy nexus
  • Sustainable desalinated water
  • Brine concentration

Dr. Baltasar Peñate Suárez
Dr. Noemi Melián Martel
Guest Editors

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  • emerging desalination
  • newer desalination technologies
  • high salinity
  • brine concentration
  • membrane distillation
  • hybrid desalination
  • freeze desalination
  • capacitive deionization
  • nanomaterials
  • low enviromental risks
  • lowest energy consumption

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A Case Study of a Reverse Osmosis Based Pumped Energy Storage Plant in Canary Islands
Water 2024, 16(4), 515; - 06 Feb 2024
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Gran Canaria, due to its status as an island, has an isolated energy system (IES). This has made it dependent on itself for energy production, which is basically obtained from: (a) Wind and solar energy, which equals 19% of the total energy produced, [...] Read more.
Gran Canaria, due to its status as an island, has an isolated energy system (IES). This has made it dependent on itself for energy production, which is basically obtained from: (a) Wind and solar energy, which equals 19% of the total energy produced, (b) Energy obtained from the burning of fossil fuels in the energy production equipment of the existing thermal power stations, which equals 81% of the total energy produced. A solution must be found to the current production system, which is already partially obsolete and is due for renewal and/or decommissioning, in order to avoid “Energy Zero”, which means a change in the production cycle. In addition, the incorporation of a pumped hydroelectric energy storage plant “Chira-Soria” into the Gran Canaria electricity system represents another, even more important, change in the dynamics followed up to now. Basically, this plant, which is hydraulically stabilized by means of a seawater desalination plant, incorporates energy storage by storing water at high altitude to be turbined under appropriate conditions. The new situation will be analyzed with this incorporation and the option of an integrated operation in the overall energy system of Gran Canaria will be considered. Full article
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