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Access to sustainable water by unlimited resources

Already 4 billion people face water scarcity today. Freshwater scarcity is increasing due to growing population & water footprint and climate change. The key to moving from scarcity to abundance lies in the sea. However, desalination uses a great deal of fossil energy and is a nightmare to maintain. This leads to high water generation cost, contribution to the increase of freshwater scarcity and no possibilities for remote regions to arrange decentralized water stations. Elemental Water Makers provides efficient and easy solar-powered reverse osmosis technology. The energy efficient desalination solutions can be powered by the sun, wind, waves or the local energy. So everyone can get reliable access to clean water that’s affordable. A self-sufficient future by solar desalination has arrived. Join us in solving fresh water scarcity, using only the sea, sun, earth & wind.

Developed by Elemental Water Makers

John. F Kennedy said: ”If we could produce fresh water from salt water at a low cost, that would indeed be a great service to humanity, and would dwarf any other scientific accomplishment.” Now, we can do it sustainable.

TRL9. System ready for full scale deployment
Actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing). The solution is used successfully in a structurally operational environment. The user can and wants to recommend the solution to others. Elemental Water Makers has started the development of the technology in 2012. Since then, numerous projects have been executed and are operating under various conditions worldwide. The company can provide references, has won several awards and is in its growth stage.

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The main components of the system have been tested separately, and an initial integration exercise has been conducted.

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Desalination is energy intensive, leading to high expenses. We enable affordable water by efficient desalination powered by renewable energy sources. We developed the world’s first solar-powered reverse osmosis without batteries. It works 24 hours a day. Our off-grid reverse osmosis technology directly uses solar, wind or wave energy and gravity to operate the reverse osmosis using an elevated saltwater buffer. To enjoy independent clean water at any location, we developed a solar-powered desalination unit using batteries. Combined state-of-the-art PV & battery technology allows efficient reverse osmosis, while minimizing size. The batteries used require no maintenance, are suitable for warm climates and enjoy a long lifetime.

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As desalination is dependent on the availability of seawater or sufficient brackish groundwater, those are crucial.

Added value
Savings up to 70% on water generation cost Sustainable water supply using unlimited resources Independent and reliable safe water Stress-free operation and remote monitoring Our patented gravity based solar desalination solution can generate water at lower expenses for islands and remote regions that face high energy expenses. Our plug and play solar desalination solution assisted by batteries can be deployed easily to get access to clean water in islands and remote regions facing water shortages. It’s scalable, proven and was awarded in 2017 with the 1st prize of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, out of 138 international organisations.

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