Ionic flocculation fluid treatment plants
Industry: Water treatment | Environmental
Available investment opportunity: $10,000,000, Pre-launch (Venture)
Scope: North America, South America, EMEA
Flocculation, in the field of chemistry, is a process wherein colloids come out of suspension in the form of floc or flake; either spontaneously or due to the addition of a clarifying agent. The action differs from precipitation in that, prior to flocculation, colloids are merely suspended in a liquid and not actually dissolved in a solution. In the flocculated system, there is no formation of a cake, since all the flocs are in the suspension.
Coagulation and flocculation are important processes in water treatment with coagulation to destabilize particles through chemical reaction between coagulant and colloids, and flocculation to transport the destabilized particles that will cause collisions with floc.
When cathodes and anodes are used within the process to integrate low ionic strengths, colloidal particles can be dispersed from soil solutions, thus speeding the fluid cleansing process, and selectively allowing for the treatment of diverse types of liquids, delivering also, various qualities of a final product.
Through ionic flocculation, not only water can be cleansed, but also other fluids, such as oil and chemicals.
Water treatment Benefits:
- Systems are modular, scalable, and can be repurposed
- Deployments can be mobile or static
- Solutions can be for low flow (single purpose or residential starting at one dwelling), or high capacity, as to serve a whole city
- Plants can be integrated into existing infrastructure
- Plants can take a quadrant and be majorly sustainable
- Plants’ sediments and residues are not toxic, and can be reused as fuels, fertilizers, among other uses
- Plants can run heavily on solar power
- Maintenance and operation is economic
- Plants can take various water types (nutrient-polluted, surface water, brackish water, oxygen depleted water, microbiologically-contaminated, chemically polluted, sea water, suspended matter, and oil-spilled water, and deliver all the way from clean water for non-human consumption, to distilled, and medical-grade water by adding IF phases, and potentially osmosis, activated carbon, and UV exposure phases.
- The chemical composition of the liquid is not impacted
We have developed the machinery and have performed tests to show the results of applying ionic flocculation to water and oil, creating two potential sets of business lines.
- On petroleum, our machines would allow for cleansing of the liquid in its pre and post refining phases, delivering a higher-quality product at the end of the process without impacting the chemical structure, the composition, or the normal features / characteristics of the fluid
- On water, our machines allow for usage on various scenarios, from mobile units mounted on trucks for emergency response to natural disasters, to single dwellings, to residential neighborhoods, communities, and cities, to industrial sage in factories, chemical laboratories, and even hospitals and life science companies.
- Oil extraction, refining, and distribution companies
- Natural disaster emergency response agencies (governments, UN, Military, private institutions) that could ship and operate vehicle-mounted units to disaster zones and treat locally available water to provide showers, toilet service, and drinking water to affected and displaced communities.
- Single dwelling residences without access to public water or with access to polluted water to create a cycling potable water system.
- Communities and developers who can integrate water quadrants to treat and circulate water to environmentally-friendly, and sustainable real estate developments.
- Water companies who need to treat water or retrieve it / reclaim it from polluted sources to increase profitability and deliver back ISO and regulations/standards-compliant water to customers.
- Municipalities and cities who sell / distribute water or operate and license riparian rights
- Factories and industries that require constant supply of water and that could benefit from reusing, reclaiming, and simply treating water to their required standards.
- Life-science companies, labs, clinics, and hospitals that require distilled or medical-grade level water for their operation
Sources of revenue
- Sale and installation of new plants
- Consulting on water treatment projects
- Plant maintenance and upgrading
Current project stage
Full R&D has been done, technology has been patented, and business planning documents have been completed. The company is in a startup stage in which it requires initial VC funding to build a mobile plant for testing and proof of concept purposes and for its initial start-up costs and cash flow reserves for an initial 6-month period.
The ideal investor
The ideal investor should be a fund or corporation familiar with government contracts, environment issues, water treatment and distribution, and preferably with either complementary products and services, and / or contracts and relations with government agencies, municipalities, cities, gas and oil industry companies, and life science companies.