Design and Manufacture of
Advanced Production Systems


Capacitive deionization for Reverse Osmosis effluent treatment


 The DC-SOIAS project emerges with the objective of developing Capacitive Deionization (CDI) technology for the treatment of reverse osmosis brines resulting from the desalination processes of water (continental or groundwater mainly), avoiding or minimizing the environmental impacts of these effluents. Simultaneously, the project aims to achieve the maximum yield from the water resources by increasing at least a 20% of the recovery from the same inlet flow and with the same energy consumption.

 Currently, the management and sustainable use of water sources is one of the most concerning problems in our society. By means of this project we are trying to reach a solution.

 The objective is to research and develop new technologies less pollutant and more energetically efficient, allowing the maximum exploitation of natural resources and giving a solution to the global problems related to the water scarcity, but preserving the environment at once.

 Furthermore, DC-SOIAS implies the development of CDI to process this kind of effluents, while the named technology is still being developed at research stages for it use with less concentrated solutions (water softening).



  • GS-INIMIA (Coordinador)
  • Fundación IMDEA Energía


Financiado por el programa Retos-Colaboración del Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad en el marco del Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016 del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.
Objetivo: Promover el desarrollo tecnológico, la innovación y una investigación de calidad.

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