Floating Aqua Recovery Plant
Provides a water management solution for countries that cannot afford to build and manage their own infrastructure and cannot provide clean, drinkable water for their communities. Reduces environmental pollution by offering a simple, low cost sanitation system. Overall, the FARP-Aid Program adds value to society by recycling wastewater, turing it into clean water, and producing drinking water for a given population.
- Treats wastewater from shore and discharges treated water into sea or river. This process involves primary and secondary treatment components; organic waste from sewage can be treated and reused for energy purposes.
- Converts seawater (or salt water) into clean drinking water.
- Converts river (or other) water into clean drinking water.
- Can store drinking water supplies.
Who It Is For:
Developing countries that can’t afford to invest in drinking water, wastewater and sanitation facilities.
- Brings prosperity to local communities by providing access to clean drinking water, which sustains life and has a myriad of positive health benefits.
- Reduces the discharge of polluted water into coastal areas and rivers.
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions and produces methane gas for energy use, as a bi-product of its eco-friendly waste treatment system.
Developing countries that depend on aid from governments or NGO’s.
Any country that has access to coastlines or rivers (examples include: the Caribbean, South East Asia, and East and West Africa).
*Can stimulate the economy by bringing new business and employment opportunities to local communities.
- Mobility: Can be at location and operable in a short period of time; can be used at a location for a limited period of time (for example, during planning and construction of land-based water treatment plants); can serve different locations in a particular area.
- Construction Flexibility: Can provide quick access to clean drinking water without the costly, up-front investment of a land-based treatment plant. (Land-based options usually require land reclamation and construction considerations.)
- Relatively Low Cost: Compared to an onshore plant, a lower investment is required to mobilize a “floating” offshore plant. Again, the ship can be utilized for shorter or longer periods of time, resulting in cost savings and/or cost flexibility.