Primarily recycles wastewater into clean water for irrigation and industrial uses, but can also provide clean, drinking water.
Brings value back to society by recycling wastewater into clean water.
The Changemaker treats wastewater from onshore facilities and delivers disinfected water back to shore. It also produces fertilizer that can be used for agriculture. The vessel features a primary and secondary treatment component that produces water for irrigation and industrial uses, but more notably, it also features a tertiary treatment facility which enables water production for drinking purposes.
Who It Is For:
- An area in need of clean water for irrigation.
- An area in need of clean water for industry (e.g. cooling water for power plants).
- Enables efficient utilization of an area’s available water resources by recycling wastewater into valuable—and useable—clean water.
- Reduces negative impact on marine environment by avoiding discharge of polluted wastewater.
- Need for onshore irrigation water and/or industrial water must be present.
- Land area for construction of shore-based treatment plants is limited or not available.
Countries and areas with a demand for water reuse related to irrigation and/or industrial purposes. Normally, these water users also have dry climates without rain for large parts of the year. They may also have limited facilities for wastewater treatment.
- Mobility: The ship can operate independent of an onshore property cost and can be used as a supplemental “facility” where land space is limited or expensive.
- Construction Flexibility: Ship can be deployed and operable at a location in a short period of time.
- 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.