Development and industrialization of an innovative system for the production of electricity and desalinated water on board pleasure boats, with particular applicability to electric or hybrid propulsion.
Implementation of DGR n.1495 / 2010 -Art. 2 of the Ministerial Decree of 07.05.2010 – Promotion of interventions in favor of local production systems, industrial and production districts to encourage business aggregation processes.
Participants: UNIVPM, STRATEGIE srl, PROTECNO, IDEA
Description: Construction of a small-sized thermal desalination plant, usable in pleasure boats, for the production of a sufficient quantity of fresh water for a crew of 4, which uses thermal energy deriving from a 1 kWe Stirling cogenerator. The system thus conceived makes it possible to produce electricity and fresh water on board a small boat.
The desalination plant was conceived and designed to work in certain conditions controlled by the use of thermal energy derived from the engine cooling circuit.