• 06.15.2016

June 17 and 18, 2016: "DeSal Challenge" at TUM

Wanted: The best seawater desalination plant

A supply of clean drinking water can't be taken for granted in many parts of the world. To change this, researchers with the Chair of Thermodynamics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are working to increase the efficiency of seawater desalination systems. In this context, students and staff of the department have launched the fourth "TUM Desal Challenge." The finished prototypes will now be presented and evaluated.

June 17 and 18, 2016: "DeSal Challenge" at TUM.
June 17 and 18, 2016: "DeSal Challenge" at TUM. (Photo: Thaut/Fotolia)

High school and university students  were invited to submit a concept for a compact seawater desalination plant. Prerequisites: The system must run without fossil energy and also must be inexpensive and easy to use.

This time the competition is particularly international. Twelve teams from Germany, Iran, Poland, and Croatia were selected by the jury to build and present their prototypes. From 10:30 a.m. on Friday June 17 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, the prototypes will be on display in front of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS), Lichtenbergstraße 2a, 85748 Garching. The award ceremony takes place around 3:30 p.m. on June 18.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, there will be a tour of the exhibition, during which the technical details of the prototype facilities will be explained. The meeting point is the foyer of the TUM-IAS.

More information:

Technical University of Munich

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