100 m3/day scale of demonstration
The guidelines for the competition state "competitors will build their prototype system with a production capacity of at least 100 cubic meters (m3) of fresh water per day". However, for our technology, 100 m3/day of fresh water production would be about three time larger than the capacity needed for our target application (which is concentrating the brine from an inland, brackish water RO/EDR facility that serves farms in the several hundred acre size range). Reviewing the brief descriptions of the technologies proposed by the other 18 companies that have made it into Round 2, I suspect that several are facing the same problem, i.e., their entry level system has a capacity that is less than 100 m3/day. Is it possible that the guidelines can be modified so that the prototype system to be built and tested has a capacity that is the lesser of 100 m3/day or the capacity identified for a commercially viable product?