Two-thirds of the surface of our blue planet is covered with water. However, the proportion of freshwater is just 3 percent. Consequently, water purification is of primary importance. 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.
Our ArtAqua solution scores points with the treatment of contaminated water – with low (75% less) energy consumption, low residues and also by generating cooling energy.
The technology is similar to multi-effect distillation. The generation of cooling is a strong argument in support of ArtAqua in addition to the energy efficiency achieved. Brine is no longer generated during water treatment. Water treated with ArtAqua can be released back into the sea with just a low salt content of less than 2%. In addition, the initial costs as well as the running costs are lower than with previously established technologies, such as reverse osmosis. Furthermore, no chemicals are needed for the purification and the end product has the quality of drinking water at pH 7.8, 1013 Hertz, 100 TDS healthy mineralisation with anti-bacterial properties.
In combination with solar technology provided by our partner Earthtechnologies we can further reduce the ecological footprint to almost ZERO. The ArtAqua plug-in-units come in a 40 feet container each of them producing 100m3 per 24h. All units can be used as modules and by this expand capacity in a virtually unlimited way. RRP 995,000 USD (excl. VAT).
R T Niemeyer & George Abboud of Earthtechnologies
We also constructed the world`s first floating desalination plant (FDP) that can be used in crisis areas such as war zones.
All ArtAqua technologies are manufactured in Germany.
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