Usages of fresh water abstraction
Rare resources, growing needs
Essential for any life form as well as human activities, water is a rare and fragile resource, which is unevenly distributed across the Earth. Whilst “black gold” has been an important global issue throughout the 20th century, “blue gold” will without a doubt shape global geopolitics and economy in the century to come.
Ill-adapted or inexistent infrastructures and an inadequate awareness of these issues give rise to a waste of our resources, the destruction of our environment and enormous losses in financial and human resources.
An alarming context, which Ennesys cannot change on its own, but whose wastewater transformation solutions may prevent and alleviate effects, especially as the elimination of this wastewater is expensive.
Ennesys transforms wastewater and organic waste into two resources with high added value: water and energy for everyone, according to their needs…
In this global market, Ennesys has specifically adjusted its offer to three large sectors:
• The city
• The industry
• Remote sites, lacking in resources and/or infrastructures
Urbanlab’s façade (the technology demonstrator and Ennesys’ premises) designed by architects Manuelle Gautrand and Axel Schoenert.
EVERY SECOND THE URBAN POPULATION INCREASES
MILLION PEOPLE MIGRATE TO URBAN AREAS IN DEVELOPED
Whether emerging or historical, cities are subjected to a double economic and demographic pressure.
They need structural solutions, which are adapted to their specific territory.
Relevance of the offer in urban environments
• Savings : an alternative to conventional clean-up systems, which have cost local authorities a lot of money until now. On the contrary, it recovers waste and generates significant savings.
• Profitability : particularly in areas of strong demographic and/or economic growth.
• Autonomy : it contributes to a greater level of autonomy for water and renewable energy sites
• Standardisation : it naturally falls under current thermal and waste management regulations
• Land : through its integrated systems in buildings (roofs, facades), it protects land space
• Flexibility : in the absence of centralised sewage systems, it is a local and adjustable offer, which is an effective response to galloping urban growth
Who is it for?
• Local authorities, developers, promoters,
• Public and private investors in real estate, the hotel trade, shopping centres etc…
• Primary contractors, research departments, environmental offices etc…
IS NOT TREATED
World Water Development Report 2012
OF INDUSTRIAL WATER
USED TO PRODUCE
World Water Development Report 2014
Water is often an essential component in industrial production.
Its increasing scarcity and the tightening of regulations in terms of industrial effluent waste, push a number of businesses to look for recycling solutions.
Relevance of the offer targeted at industries
• Simplicity : installation is easy for industrial buildings
• Profitability : it is an opportunity to extend the production chain by recovering waste
• Standardisation : it can be adapted to different national and sectorial legislations (including specific wastewater and discharges)
Who is it for?
• Investors and managers who are worried about profitability, as well as environmental factors
• Local decision-makers in charge of specific industrial zones (shared system)
• Particular water-intensive sectors, such as the food-processing industry or the paper industry, through recovering their waste by phycoremediation
• Waste-disposal facilities, now compelled to adopt more virtuous storage and evacuation solutions (in the treatment of leachate, in particular)
OF THE PLANET’S
ALREADY AFFECTS OVER
Food and Agriculture Organization, 2012
TO AN IMPROVED
LIVE IN RURAL AREAS
Joint Monitoring Programme, 2013
Some sites suffer from major water stress (desert areas, sites that are difficult to access, etc.). Other sites are created for a specific purpose, to respond to a temporary need or an emergency situation.
A simple, quick, flexible and independent solution is required. Ennesys has therefore implemented its system based on a mobile version: the FreeWaterbox.
Special features of the FreeWaterbox
• Simplicity : the FreeWaterbox is compact and transportable, transported in a plug-and-play container
• Independence : it produces the necessary energy for its own operations
• Savings : it preserves “water” resources through its reuse
Where is it relevant?
• On temporary living bases : construction sites, oil and gas drilling sites, etc.
• In emergency situations : refugee camps, sanitary camps, transit zones, etc.
• On any remote site, lacking in infrastructures and/or with limited access to water and energy resources (islands, for example)