Saline/Sea Water Greenhouse

This project aims to develop a low-cost proof-of-concept greenhouse cooled with 100% saline/sea water for growing crops in an innovative and environmentally sustainable way. The cooling process uses innovative pozzolan-based evaporative cooling technology (made of salt-resistant pozzolan bricks). The soil is irrigated with fresh water produced from saline/sea water using solar heat and a specially designed hydroponic system which utilizes the natural psychrometric processes of humid air.