By 2050 more than half the world’s population could be threatened by lack of water
There is approximately 1.4 billion km³ water on Earth – but 97.5 % of it is salt water. The majority of the remaining
2.5 % consists of ice in glaciers and at the poles and is therefore unattainable – and only a small amount of 0.03 % is directly available on the surface where it is geographically very unequally distributed.
Population growth, global warming and ever increasing water pollution aggravate the lack of our most important resource. The UN warns that by 2050, up to 5.7 billion people – that is half the world’s population – could at least temporarily be threatened by lack of water (UN World Water Development Report 2018).
Technologies for conversion of salt water to fresh water will be of decisive help. The present situation: Existing methods are expensive, use too much energy and often do not supply the required water quality.
A completely new process enables the re-conditioning of water at the highest quality – efficient and economical as never before.
The UPWaterSystem is based on an absolutely new and patented process: the Vacuum Multi Effect Membrane Distillation (VMEMD). This is a thermal separation method that takes place in vacuum and uses the introduced heat multiplicate for evaporation.