Benefits

Technology

Solids and colloidal particles in water, which do not settle out, can remain indefinitely in water. Aquasolv’s technology uses an electro-energy method in Reactors, referred to as electrocoagulation, to treat wastewater and clear the effluents to produce clean potable water. This process provides an efficient and highly-effective method to destabilise the charges of solids and dissolved contaminants during water treatment. Solids are in the form of metals and colloidal particles. Dissolved contaminants are in the form of ions and organic molecules.

The technology is patented internationally under the World Intellectual Property Organization using the PCT International patent system. It has been proven in over 180 independent laboratory tests and plant applications. In addition, Aquasolv has a long-standing working relationship with the University of Stellenbosch which has consistently accredited the success of the technology across a number of scientific test environments.

Environmental

Aquasolv uses no chemicals or expensive membrane filtration in its treatment process. This alone elevates Aquasolv up the ladder of the environmental scorecard. But the fact that it provides a closed-loop water system - meaning that clean potable SANS241-compliant drinking water is recycled and pumped back into your system – is what really differentiates the Aquasolv process. This makes Aquasolv a massive contributor to renewable resources and environment sustainability.

After the bulk water has been used and contaminated through your process/production, Aquasolv treats that same wastewater and recycles 85% of it back into your system. Studies and experience indicate this loop can be repeated 6 times using the same water treated by Aquasolv. This means that users no longer need to extract the same volume of bulk water from their source, be that municipal supply, boreholes, settling dams, or rivers. Users only need to top-up their supply with approximately 15% of “new” water from their bulk source, which then goes into the Aquasolv wastewater recycling loop. To repeat the process.

Financial

The Aquasolv treatment plant is low-cost to install, maintain and operate. We have consistently achieved total treatment costs (TTC) significantly less than R10 per cubic meter of water m³.
Not only do our clients save on chemical costs, we also deliver an efficient energy consumption platform with up to 70% savings on standard kw/h cost per m³ water treated.
In addition, as Aquasolv recycles clean potable water within the closed-loop system, you save in not having to continually draw water from your bulk water source and you save on that recurring supply cost. You draw the water once, use it, Aquasolv then cleans it and we put it back into your water storage, ready for you to re-use again and again. Studies and experience indicate this loop can be repeated 6 times using the same water treated by Aquasolv.
Our clients and partners can choose between one of 5 flexible business models to provide a win-win financial structure.

Scalable and Flexible

Aquasolv plants are fully scaleable to handle both flexible volume capacities and variable flow rates. Reactors have the capacity to treat flow from a little as 2 m³ a day to multi-mullion m³ volume wastewater flows per day.
In addition, the electro-energy technology in the Reactors can operate at flexible volumes in an “always-on” capacity. This means the volume of water to be treated at any one time can fluctuate during the process, and does not have to be continuously pumped at consistent volumes per hour through the Reactors for effective treatment to occur. This flexibility enables our clients to achieve maximum efficiency if you have varying demand and fluctuating off-take. Aquasolv provides an “always-on” plant capacity.

Energy efficient

The technology uses low energy consumption of less than 0.5kw per m³. Studies and experience show that we can save up to 70% off your electricity consumption. In addition, entire process is Solar-ready capable of operating off-grid using single- or 3-phase power sources. The energy current density is calculated as the supplied current per total electrode surface area, and is considered the most important operating parameter for the elecrocoagulation process. The Aquasolv Reactor is designed to ensure optimal current density to handle the contaminant removal efficiency.
Aquasolv delivers semi-or fully-automated electronic dashboards, and has remote monitoring capability.