An assembly plant has been started in Dubai for a pioneering sustainable water generation system which has been designed as a practical and economical solution to the global problem of water scarcity.
MAZ Gulf FZE has signed a master distribution agreement with WaterMicronWorld, the world’s leading supplier of Flow Innovation Technology (FIT) water generators, and expects to begin assembly of units for the international market from Jebel Ali Free Zone next year
The FIT method, is considered the world’s most eco-friendly water generation system, is much cheaper and far more productive than existing water generation technology. This method has been designed and patented by WaterMicronWorld
With the introduction of this new technology, a cost effective solution is given to help combat the growing water shortage across UAE.
Moreover, National water authorities of African and Middle East countries will be possible customers for the water generation plants and the problem of water scarcity is tackled in a sustainable way.
“This is a breakthrough in the search for sustainable solutions to water shortage globally as a result of shrinking ice caps and lakes due to global warming, and increasing demands,” said MiranEllahee, CEO of MAZ Gulf FZE, a green energy consultancy.
It has the capacity to generate water in any part of the world, irrespective of the climate. From a business perspective, we believe we are at the forefront of the next billion dollar industry.”
FIT technology generates water from the air and is therefore carbon neutral. It will be of particular interest in the UAE, which is urgently seeking solutions to the problem of water scarcity.
In March, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued a law establishing the UAE Water Aid Foundation. Annexed to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), it is tasked with finding sustainable solutions to water shortage through use of solar energy
Francisco Rodriguez, CEO of WaterMicronWorld, said: “FIT water generation plants have major advantages over methods such as desalination or reverse osmosis which use existing water sources to clean water. They require a vast capital outlay and cause their own environmental problems. Dumping salt produced in desalination back into the sea affects ecology of marine life.
“FIT technology is also cheaper and can produce much larger volumes of water than water generators (AWGs), which have been in existence for a number of years but are effective only in areas of high humidity. The largest capacity AWGs produces no more than 5,000 litres per day.”
FIT water generators generate up to 10 million litres of water per day, and do it much more cheaply than desalination or reverse osmosis. The cost of producing water using FIT based on a 10 million litres per day plant is $ 0.0006 per litre or $ 0.60 cents per cubic meter. By comparison DEWA currently charges customers $ 0.0025 per litre or $ 2.50 per cubic meter.
“We expect the Middle East and Africa to be a lucrative market for us,” said Rodriguez.”FIT does not generate water from humidity, so is not only effective in hot humid climates. Whether in the South Pole, the desert, rain forest or the plains of Africa, our plants will effectively produce water.”