Task 62
Task 62
SHC Task 62

Solar Energy in Industrial Water & Wastewater

Solar Energy in Industrial Water & Wastewater Management


This Task will develop and provide the most suitable and accurate information on the technical and economical possibilities for effectively applying solar thermal energy and solar radiation to disinfect, decontaminate and separate industrial process water and waste water. Water shortages in specific regions worldwide as well the need of CO2 reduction and primary energy savings underline the importance of this research area and specific technological development will be required to develop tecno-economic solutions. This task will support specifically the solar energy industry, the water technology sector and the producing industry in identifying new technologies, innovative fields of application and business opportunities.

The scope of work covers all low temperature solar radiation technologies supplying either thermal or photon primary energy for fluid separation and water treatment in regard to industrial applications and sewage plants either in the context of municipal water treatment/purification or development cooperation.

Task Information

October 2018September 2022

Christoph Brunner
+43 3112 5886 470 fax: +43 3112 5886 18

What's New
  • Using solar steam to clean wastewater - Manufacturers have begun looking for solutions to lower the cost of wastewater disposal. One way for them to reduce the volume of contaminated water is to evaporate water on site by using solar steam. (Posted: 2020-02-10)
  • Solar World Congress 2019 - Water and energy are the most important resources globally. The term ‘water-energy nexus’ underlines their close connection, and the phrase has become increasingly popular with international environmental organisations. In the interview carried out at the SHC 2019 conference in Santiago de Chile, (Posted: 2020-01-07)
  • Solar heat for desalination and metal recovery - Small desalination systems could help fight water scarcity, recover precious metals from industrial water, and treat wastewater from food processing so it can be re-used for field irrigation. (Posted: 2019-06-04)