FARP-Aid Program

Floating Aqua Recovery Plant

FARP-Aid Program

Purpose:

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.

Features:

  • 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.

Value:

  • 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.

Conditions:

Developing countries that depend on aid from governments or NGO’s.

Location:

Any country that has access to coastlines or rivers (examples include: the Caribbean, South East Asia, and East and West Africa).

Key Benefits:

*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.
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