Mobile electroionization system presents cost-efficient RO alternative

Jan. 21, 2016

The trailer-mounted, towable purification technology can help municipalities realize ROI in months.

A new, advanced electroionization water purification and desalinization system technology, fully operational and mounted in a 20-foot mobile trailer, presents potential solutions to answer the critical global needs for drinkable water; agriculture demands for clean, pure irrigation; and drinking water for animals. It also eliminates the need for a four- to 10-acre evaporation pond utilized by many large reverse osmosis (RO) systems.

At a fraction of the cost of a typical desalinization facility, the mobile, localized water purification system can be deployed for on-the-spot purification of any type of industrial, commercial or municipal hazardous/toxic water supply and provide recycle and water reuse capabilities, as initially demonstrated in a Naval study.*

Housed in a trailer towed by a typical automobile or pickup truck commonly used to haul a good-sized motorboat, the new system can be a highly efficient and economical water purification treatment approach. It is designed to eliminate additional RO membrane replacement costs and high electrical energy, maintenance and operational expenses to provide a low-cost water purification solution, which includes chrome or lead and other heavy metal removal, to beleaguered environmental authorities plagued by critical clean water problems affecting many regions and municipalities.

The enclosed mobile trailer system can desalinate 70,000 to 100,000 gallons of seawater per day with an approximate 90 percent recovery, after waste reject of only 10 percent. The system will be powered by an advanced fuel cell technology, called the "Energy Bank."

If the fully-cleaned desalinated drinking water were to be marketed at $2.25 for each 5 gallons of potable water, all capital and startup costs would be recoverable after 45 to 50 days of operation. Therefore, it is estimated that after the first 45 to 50 days of operation and after the recovery of all capital and startup costs, a net profit of all the original capital cost can be recovered as a gross profit every 40 to 50 days thereafter.

In recent Ohio Valley University testing, it was found that in a smaller and easily operated and economical 80- to 90-gallon batch volume of highly contaminated ditch or river H2O, such as that obtained from the toxically polluted Ohio River, can be decontaminated with 99 percent(+) kill of all pathogens — bacteria, parasite and blood worms, etc. Potentially fatally toxic substances were removed or neutralized, leaving clean, drinkable water.

Author note: This new water purification technology and energy system results from the collaboration efforts of Dennis Johnson, president and CEO of EcH20 International and Irving A. Backman & Associates, and The DATT Group (Developers of Advanced Technology Today). The technology is anticipated to be demonstrated during the summer of 2016 and production is expected to commence in third quarter of 2016.  Complete details of the water purification system study as it appeared in the American Journal of Chemical Engineering and a prior related U.S. Navy Journal publication (*), may be obtained directly by contacting Steven Swartz at 978-265-4934 or Irving Backman at 781-234-2697 for free copies.

For almost four decades, Backman has led a team of scientists, developers, entrepreneurs and businessmen dedicating their intellectual resources and skills for the advancement of earth-friendly technologies relating to the reduction of global warming. Irving A. Backman & Associates and the DATT group work closely with the Alternative Water Treatment Engineers of EcH20 International, LLC, located in Denver, Colorado. Within the past 10 years DATT established a “water purification and detoxification” technology association with the EcH20 International Engineering Group. Partners in The DATT Group includes G& B Energy Bank Inc. IBA Global LLCIntegrated Systems International (ISI Energy Controls) and AgriPower Inc. The company is headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts and can be reached at 781-234-2696. Each organization has made a commitment to significantly help reduce the climate change crisis that exists currently rather than talk of future solutions.

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