The SOL-BRINE project was selected and voted as the BEST LIFE ENVIRONMENT PROJECT within the whole 25-year period (1992-2017) of LIFE financial instrument of European Commission. The first prize of the GREEN AWARDS was given by EC Commissioner Mr. Karmenu Vella during the Green Week in Brussels on 30th May 2017.

The project team is pleased to announce that the International Conference of the SOL-BRINE project was held at the beautiful island of Tinos, on 19-21 September 2013 More…


SOL-BRINE is a Life + Environmental Policy and Governance Project co-funded by the European Community. The duration of the project is 39 months (Start date: 01/10/2010 - End date: 31/12/2013). The project is implemented in Tinos, Greece under the coordination of the municipality of Tinos and the cooperation of the associated beneficiaries National Technical University of Athens and Culligan Hellas SA.

The project aims at developing an energy autonomous brine treatment system for total elimination of brine, according to Zero Liquid Discharge principle (ZLD), being produced from Tinos seawater desalination plant. The project resulted to high water recovery (>90%) and production of dry salt with market prospects, adding one more valuable output to the entire system.

The implementation of the project involved the design, development, testing, demonstration, optimization and evaluation of a pilot scale brine treatment system, contributing significantly to the development of full-scale brine elimination systems.