The Salinity Story so far…
In the early 2000s: Professor Philip Davies, travelled the world witnessing the challenges of water stress and the complexity and cost of desalination systems. He felt there must be a better way.
2010: Philip led a research team at Aston University and published his first paper designing a high efficiency adaptation of the established reverse osmosis method of desalination.
Philip spent the next 10 years and £3m in research grants at Aston and Birmingham Universities developing a better system, designing 3 orientations, building 5 prototypes and implementing 4 field trials on 3 continents.
2016: Tim Naughton was looking for a thesis project for his mechanical engineering degree at Aston University and spoke to most of the engineering faculty. Philip’s work captured his imagination and motivation to solve a global problem.
2018: Together Philip and Tim moved to the University of Birmingham and finished the build and test of the full scale prototype. The first patent was registered.
2019: The Innovate UK funded ICURe programme, supported by University of Birmingham Enterprise business incubator, provided a £200k grant for development of the 2nd generation full scale prototype.
2020: UoB Enterprise introduced Tim to Clean Engineering, who loved the mission and the authenticity and dedication of Philip & Tim.
2021: Clean Engineering invests and Salinity Solutions Ltd is launched.