FRESH WATER
SIMPLIFIED

LET’S MAKE IT RAIN

THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF WATER

LOCAL FRESH WATER PRODUCTION

The EcoVAP Water Recovery UnitTM (WRU) technology produces clean drinking water from virtually any water source on the planet, including ocean water, and industrial produced water. Water recovery units can be quickly installed directly at the water source, creating commercial-scale, decentralized access to potable water anywhere in the world--in both coastal and inland locations.

Unlike competing technologies such as reverse-osmosis (RO), multi-stage flash distillation (MSF), multi-effect distillation (MED), and mechanical vapor compression (MVC), our patented water recovery solution uses naturally available solar radiation to condense pure water vapor without external energy requirements or highly complex, high-cost infrastructure. Consistent with other EcoVAP solutions, our biomimicry approach to water recovery costs a fraction of what competing solutions require in both initial capital expense and operating costs. Water Recovery Units are scalable, can be installed independently or networked for municipal supply, and can be designed and installed within weeks instead of years, making it the most accessible commercial-grade fresh water production system available.

Not only can this differentiated recovery technology enable distributed, global access to fresh water, the EcoVAP Water Recovery UnitTM is the only large-scale solution that has no harmful effects on the environment. The power-independent design eliminates carbon emissions from energy consumption and water transportation, while also eliminating the negative impacts of traditional desalination processes including brine water discharge and habitat loss.

LOWEST OPERATING &
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

Customers realize operational efficiencies within days after installation due to passively powered, no-maintenance technology and more efficient performance. Lightweight and modular interlocking panels drastically reduce initial assembly to 1-2 weeks. CapEx is effectively eliminated through an EcoVAP Disposal-As-A-Service (DAAS) plan.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUPERIOR IN EVERY WAY

Our approach eliminates virtually all negative environmental impacts, dramatically reducing risk and liabilities throughout every phase of the processing lifecycle. No risk for seismicity, no contamination, no more airborne toxins and 100% recyclable materials. It’s the most ethical choice organizations can make.

OPERATIONALLY UNRIVALLED ON EVERY METRIC

2017 testing demonstrating the EcoVAP Evaporative Matrix™ to be nearly 6000% faster and more efficient than comparable water removal methods. With EcoVAP solutions, water processing can occur right next to the source of produced water. Trucking to offsite disposal locations is reduced by 90%+. EcoVAP installations can also be reconfigured, relocated, and recycled as needs evolve.

FEWER RESOURCES & LOGISTICAL DEMANDS

Our approach requires a fraction of the real estate and dramatically lowers the typical infrastructure, transportation, and power resources required by competing solutions. Solar powered and vertically integrated, each Evaporative Matrix installation reduces the total number of dependencies required to process produced water.

CONTRASTING WATER
DESALINATION SOLUTIONS

CONVENTIONAL

HIGH CAPEX & OPEX,
ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS

  • Highest fresh water production rate
  • Excessive capital expeditures
  • High operating costs
  • Years to design and build
  • Excessive power requirements
  • Complex infrastructure & maintenance requirements
  • CO2 and methane emissions
  • Hyper saline (brine water) is discharged into the marine ecosystem
  • Must be located near the coastline

ECOVAP

LOWEST CAPEX & OPEX,
SUSTAINABLE

  • Excellent fresh water production rate
  • Low initial investment
  • Negligible operating costs
  • Designed and installed in weeks
  • Power independent
  • Elegant and simple design
  • Nearly maintenance-free
  • Made from 100% recycled HDPE
  • No harmful impact on environment
  • Salt solids can be safely reused or disposed
  • Can be located anywhere in the world near a water source

ECOVAP VS THE COMPETITION

The following table contrasts ECOVAP’s novel technology with conventional desalination methods against key operational and environmental factors. Desalination

PRIMARY FACTORS
REVERSE AND
FORWARD
OSMOSIS
DISTILLATION
(MULTI-EFFECT &
MULTI-STAGE FLASH)
MECHANICAL
VAPOUR
COMPRESSION
ECOVAP
DESALINATION
INITIAL CAPITAL EXPENSE
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
MODERATE
OPERATIONAL EXPENSE
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
EXTREMELY LOW
ENERGY CONSUMPTION
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
EXTREMELY LOW
WATER PRODUCTION RATE
BEST
GOOD
GOOD
GOOD
DESIGN AND BUILD TIME
YEARS
YEARS
YEARS
WEEKS
LAND USAGE FOOTPRINT
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
LOW
CO2 EMISSIONS
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
NEGLIGIBLE
BRINE WATER DISCHARGE
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
NONE
SUSTAINABILITY
POOR
POOR
POOR
SUPERIOR
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, GOVERNANCE (ESG) RANKING
FAIR
FAIR
FAIR
SUPERIOR

“... of all the water technologies we’ve evaluated over the years this is by far the most exciting. It’s unique, it’s simple and it works ...”

Mark Ritchie, General Manager, Tallgrass Energy, LP