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1 Introduction – Report objectives
1.1 WIPO Development Agenda context
1.2 Desalination in the Development Agenda context
1.3 Patent landscape of desalination
2 Desalination technology in the context of global water sector challenges
2.1 Water in a global context
2.2 Desalination challenges
3 Desalination: existing technologies and future outlook
3.1 Key desalination technologies
3.2 Industrial deployment of desalination technologies
3.3 Desalination – Renewable energy integration
Indirect integration
Direct integration
3.4 Key drivers around emerging technologies
Energy cost reduction
Component cost reduction
Environmental sustainability
Centralised vs. decentralised water systems
Location specific challenges
4 Patents and patent landscaping
4.1 Patents and IPRs
4.2 Patents as a source of structured information
4.3 Patent landscaping dataset creation methodology
Defining the research questions
Patent search strategy
Quality control steps:
4.4 Patent landscaping analysis methodology
Overall trends
Assignee and inventor analysis
IPC code analysis
Geography analysis
4.5 Patent landscaping limitations
Lag in patent publications
Language
Assignee names
Technology definition
Patents vs. patent families
Data sources
5 Desalination technology patent landscape – Key results and analysis
5.1 Overall trends and patent family analysis
Desalination– Renewable energy integration
Patent families results analysis
5.2 Key assignees
Top assignees – All time
Top assignees – Last 5 years
Key assignees for solar thermal energy integration
Key assignees for solar PV energy integration
Key assignees for wind energy integration
Key assignees for wave and tidal energy integration
Geothermal energy integration
5.3 Key inventors
5.4 Classification code analysis
Classification codes for solar thermal and other waste heat desalination
Classification codes for wind energy desalination
Classification codes for wave and tidal energy desalination
Classification codes for geothermal energy desalination
5.5 Geographic analysis
Geographic analysis for desalination – Solar thermal energy integration
Geographic analysis for desalination – Solar PV energy integration
Geographic analysis for desalination – Wind energy integration
Geographic analysis for desalination – Wave and tidal energy integration
Geographic analysis for desalination – Geothermal energy integration
6 Product and company case studies
6.1 Industrial conglomerate - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Background
Desalination – Renewables integration
Inventor network and collaborations
Saltworks™ Technologies
6.3 Desalination - Solar PV integration products
SwissINSO
6.4 Desalination – Wind energy integration products
Aerodyn
Enis Windgen™
6.5 Desalination – Wave energy integration products
Carnegie Wave Energy
ecOcean renewables
6.6 Desalination – Geothermal energy integration
Yale University
7 Key findings and implications
References
Appendix 1: Definition of desalination technologies
Membrane technologies
Thermal technologies
Other technologies
Complementary technologies for desalination processes
Appendix 2: Patents and business strategy
Appendix 3: Detailed patent coverage
Appendix 4: Patent terminology
Appendix 5: Focus dataset
Appendix 6: LDCs investigated
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