Greek distillation system to purify olive oil wastewater done

Aug. 3, 2004
Universal Communication Systems Inc., a subsidiary Millennium Electric T.O.U. Ltd., completed the first solar-powered water distillation system and related projects using special new technology devices for inexpensive solar-powered water distillation in Greece. The system is almost 70 square meters in size including the PV Solar collectors and distillation device. It's capable of making over 10,000 liters of pure water daily out of wastewater...

HERZLIAH, Israel, Aug. 3, 2004 (Market Wire) -- Universal Communication Systems Inc., a subsidiary Millennium Electric T.O.U. Ltd., has completed the first solar-powered water distillation system and associated projects using special new technology devices for inexpensive solar-powered water distillation in Greece. The system is almost 70 square meters in size including the PV Solar collectors and distillation device. It's capable of making over 10,000 liters of pure water daily out of wastewater.

This PV Solar-powered water distillation project, approved by the commission for the European Community some 18 months ago, called for a novel Solar Water distillation device -- as has been developed by Millennium Electric. The system can distill up to 10,000 liters per day of any waste/sea water. At the Heraklion site, the device distills olive oil mill wastewater that is generated and accumulated in large pools all over the Greek island.

Millennium is a part of a consortium agreement by the Commission for the European Community, operating in the framework of the Cooperative Research Program, for ongoing development within the framework of the FP5 European Commission R&D project.

The Greek project, was valued in a range of euro 413,000, (US$500,000) also includes several other European participants. Millennium Electric is in charge of the solar-powered distillation device and led the project. It will receive EU euro 60,000 (circa US $74,000) as its share of the project.

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