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