HYDROSENSE & D2D PARTNER UP TO REVOLUTIONISE THE WAY YOU SOURCE WATER

October 17, 2019

HYDROSENSE & D2D PARTNER UP TO REVOLUTIONISE THE WAY YOU SOURCE WATER

D2D Water Solutions and Hydrosense Ltd are partnering up to bring new innovative water purification technology to the global market. Drop2Drink is a system, engineered by Ton Van Hecke of D2D Water Solutions, which allows rain and wastewater to be recycled, purified and used for a range of purposes – including drinking.

A FRESH WATER CRISIS

Freshwater is one of the world’s most important substances; necessary for human, animal and plant life, for sanitation and for supporting manufacturing and industry across the globe1. However, this invaluable resource is scarce. It makes up a mere 3% of the world’s total water count, and we only have access to around 1%1.

Many regions of the world find their public health and economic opportunities limited by inadequate access to freshwater sources. As many as 1.1 billion people on the earth struggle with water shortages and a colossal 2.7 billion are currently under risk from inadequate sanitation – which exposes them to a multitude of diseases, including but not limited to cholera, dysentery, typhoid, polio and Legionnaires’ disease2.

While most water crises and instances of poor sanitation are characteristically associated with developing countries, recent scandals such as the Flint water crisis in the States have shown that access to clean water is also under threat in the developed world. Lack of investment, degrading infrastructure, population shifts away from rural areas towards urban ones and climate change are all factors altering the quality and quantity of freshwater available to us all3.

The Colorado River, Indus River, Amu Darya River, Rio Grande River and Yellow River are only some of the great rivers which are already running dry today because of overuse4 and a 2012 UN report states that half of the world’s population will be faced with water scarcity in some form by 20305.

A more sustainable approach to water consumption is desperately needed, especially as the UN strains to hit its 2030 target to make safe and affordable drinking water accessible for all. Next-generation technologies will be required to recycle and distribute safe, freshwater and to alleviate some of the societal impacts that water crises will have in our lifetime.

PROMISING NEXT-GENERATION TECHNOLOGY

D2D Water Solutions and Hydrosense Ltd are partnering up to bring new innovative water purification technology to the global market. Drop2Drink is a system, engineered by Ton Van Hecke of D2D Water Solutions, which allows rain and wastewater to be recycled, purified and used for a range of purposes – including drinking.

This well-designed treatment system supplies 100% microbiologically safe water and allows individuals and small communities to detach from the grid and avoid risk associated with deprec

iating or inadequate infrastructure altogether. The unit can also contribute to a more sustainable future for water consumption where water is recused in a closed-loop system, rather than drained from our already parched rivers and lakes.

In the Drop2Drink unit, rainwater or wastewater is purified with a micro-filter, an active carbon filter, a membrane filter (UF) and a UV unit. The membrane filter is self-cleaning and constantly monitors its own functioning, so the quality of your water is therefore guaranteed. The UV unit provides additional microbiological purification - providing users with twice as much security.

KEEPING YOUR UNIT SAFE

To support healthy operation of the Drop2Drink system, the Hydrosense Legionella Test Kit Range is used as part of a standard monthly test on the Drop2Drink Unit. Hydrosense, the world’s only Legionella test that can detect Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 on-site in 25 minutes, can be performed by anyone with minimal training and provides additional peace of mind that the system is functional. {Legionella is a potentially fatal pathogen which if inhaled causes extreme, pneumonia-like symptoms and can have long-lasting negative health impacts}.

To find out more about Drop to Drink please visit https://www.d2dwatersolutions.com or enquire at info@d2dwatersolutions.com

To find out more about Hydrosense please visit https://hydrosense-legionella.com or enquire at hydrosense@albagaia.com