“If a significant warfare have been to occur on the planet within the subsequent 50 years, it could be for clear water and air,” says Stanley Jacob, a resident of Kothad, Ernakulam.
In a area that was an island till a couple of years in the past, Stanley and his household had a troublesome time guaranteeing they might entry secure ingesting water. His home is in an space surrounded by contaminated water from the river Periyar, and thus, all of the wells in his locality have the identical soiled water, which is unsafe for ingesting with out filtration, he says.
“We used to boil water and wait until the dust settled right down to drink it. Clear water was by no means accessible for bathing, or washing garments or utensils,” recollects Stanley, who’s an worker at a fertiliser firm.
“I’ve all the time been fascinated by innovating small gadgets to unravel every day points, so I researched about constructing a water filter that would course of soiled water at massive after which pump it to the widespread tank, from the place water can later be used for family functions,” he provides.
In 2002, after conversing with professionals within the area and thru private analysis, Stanley got here up with a water purification know-how that harnesses the facility of gravitational pressure and doesn’t contain any chemical compounds to offer clear water.
“I arrange a mannequin in my home that works effectively even in the present day. Initially, a few of my associates and neighbours enquired concerning the setup and requested if they might get one too. I put in a couple of at these homes and 4 years later, after guaranteeing all of the programs have been working correctly, I made a decision to launch a water remedy firm in 2006,” says the founding father of Dubhe Richus, an organization that now sells three totally different remedy vegetation for water, sewage and effluent.
Something besides salty water could be purified utilizing the machine, says Stanley.
The spotlight is that it requires no electrical energy or battery to run. The one bills listed here are the machine and its set up expenses, which begin from Rs 25,000.“ We offer a guaranty of 5 years. Even after that interval, upkeep received’t be required regularly if the machine is cleaned correctly occasionally,” he says.
How does it work?
The filtration takes place utilizing several types of pure stones, that are processed in a crusher. The kind and amount of those particles differ based mostly on the standard of the water. “The particles have the facility to take away as much as a sure restrict of micro organism as properly,” says Stanley.
The purification course of removes undesirable chemical compounds, organic contaminants, suspended solids, and gases from water. “It additionally reduces the focus of particulate matter together with suspended particles, parasites, micro organism, algae, viruses, and fungi, in addition to the focus of a spread of dissolved and particulate matter. The strategies used embrace bodily processes similar to filtration, sedimentation, and distillation, in addition to organic processes similar to sluggish sand filters or biologically energetic carbon,” he explains.
“Gradual sand filters use a organic course of to purify uncooked water to provide potable water. They work through the use of a fancy organic movie that grows naturally on the floor of the sand. This biofilm, referred to as the hypogeal layer or schmutzdecke, is positioned within the higher few millimetres of the sand layer. The floor biofilm purifies the water because it flows by the layer, and the underlying sand supplies a help medium for the organic remedy layer,” he provides.
The absolutely built-in and standardised system could be customised as per the necessities and specs of the shoppers. The corporate is backed by a staff of pros who specialise within the area of biotechnology, chemical engineering wastewater designs and superior engineering options. Waste remedy administration providers can be found for family in addition to industrial functions.
Manu Okay, a local of Ernakulam says, “The water in my residence properly was too soiled as there’s a polluted river close by. I considered digging a brand new properly however realised it received’t clear up the issue. It was by Fb that I got here to find out about this firm and their water filters. It really works very well and supplies contemporary water all by the 12 months, with out utilizing electrical energy. The one expense I incurred was the set up expenses. Upkeep expenses are additionally low whether it is cleaned properly.”
He provides that even when the bottom ground of his home was drowned through the 2018 floods, the system labored high-quality after that as no electrical energy was concerned. “We haven’t used the company’s water after putting in the system,” he provides.
All of the gadgets developed by Dubhe Richus are patented and offered through their web site.
The gadgets are labeled into mini, medium, customary and industrial. They’ve offered over 500 gadgets throughout the nation and are into extra commercial-level improvements now, Stanley says.
“Individuals worry that filtered water can’t be used instantly for ingesting or cooking. That is purely based mostly on the extent of contamination of water, which we calculate earlier than the set up of the machine. However generally, particularly when the wells are positioned close to rivers, the filter supplies secure ingesting water. In different circumstances, we propose boiling or ingesting water filtration earlier than utilizing it,” he notes.
The ‘mini’ class is appropriate for single-storeyed buildings of as much as 1,200 sq ft, and water shall be accessible in 4 faucets at a time with no drop in stress. ‘Medium’ could be put in in a single-storeyed constructing of as much as 1600 sq ft. Whereas ‘customary’ is appropriate for buildings as much as 2,500 sq ft and may present water in 5 faucets at a time, ‘industrial’ ensures limitless water circulate to assortment tanks.
“I’m comfortable that the gadgets are serving to folks use secure water with out the worry of getting illnesses. There have been days when my household and I waited hours to get clear water from the company’s pipe. We have been scared to even drink the properly water after boiling it. Despite the fact that everybody has the fitting to wash ingesting water, it’s not assured these days. I hope no less than a couple of folks can profit from my innovation,” says Stanley.
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Edited by Divya Sethu; Photograph credit: Web site of Dubhe Richus