Desalination plants are currently market leaders in regions with water shortages and the trend is growing. However, these waste management approaches now already lead to serious environmental problems, such as releasing highly concentrated brines back into water sources (e.g. sea or groundwater) or discharging them into waste water streams. Another challenge is the treatment of contaminated water into industrial water, as is the case, for example, in mining areas. Innovative solutions are also in demand here.
The technology is similar to multi-effect distillation. The generation of cooling is a strong argument in support of Art Aqua-WaterWin in addition to the energy efficiency achieved. Brine is no longer generated during water treatment. Water treated with ArtAqua-WaterWin can be released back into the sea with just a low salt content. In addition, the initial costs as well as the running costs are lower than with previously established technologies, such as reverse osmosis. Furthermore, fewer chemicals are needed for the purification and the end product has the quality of drinking water.
Dr. Martin Enzenhofer (left), Ralph T. Niemeyer
Our patented technology combines thermal energy with a rotating surface and airflow to create breakthrough improvements and cost championship for water treatment
High-performance condensation = Clean Water
Evaporation powered by Sun = Thermal Energy
Why we are superior to others:
Low energy consumption = Low environmental footprint
Avoidance of pretreatment and chemicals = Low operating cost and investment
Our new technology is more efficient as reverse osmosis wherever desalination or waste water treatment is required. For additional decontamination from arsenics, nitrates and radionucleides our already existing reverse osmosis system is being used. When pre-cleaning by our new technology it provides cooling as synergy effect and resolves the brine issue. No chemicals applied. Produces drinkable water under assured critera.
Operating costs are 0.40 € per cubic meter of water. Containerized unit producing 100 tons of water per 24h ready-made for deployment available at 250,000 € excl. VAT.
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