Eden Tech Inc.: Technology Designed to Perfect the Desalination Process

Eden Tech Inc.: Technology Designed to Perfect the Desalination Process

The next time you turn on a faucet to get water to brush your teeth, cook dinner, or take a shower, remember this number: 3%. That is the percentage of the planet’s water that is fresh and suitable for drinking.

With water covering over 71% of Earth’s surface, it is not in short supply. Instead, the issue is that 97% of it is too salty for consumption or crop cultivation. It puts the drought in Nevada and Arizona in a larger picture, as Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir, is at its lowest levels since the presidency of FDR. The problem is not only in the United States: Saudi Arabia may only have eight years of groundwater left, one reason they utilize seawater desalination to support approximately 60% of their water needs each year. Investing in technology that desalinates seawater, taking the salt out of it, may be the best option for many countries that are experiencing droughts, polluted waters, or shrinking groundwater. However, desalination, while much needed, is not a perfect process, which is why Eden Technologies Inc. seeks to improve it through its innovative technology, ultimately increasing the supply of fresh water for more people around the globe.

Today’s Issues with Desalination Plants

Using the ocean as a drinking source is not a new idea, as in ocean-faring days, sailors would boil seawater and pipe the steam into a cool bottle to get fresh water. Technology has obviously evolved, and today, Google GOOGL and Bing US list the United States alone as having over 1,400 desalination plants, with Saudi Arabia having more than 30. The problems, generally speaking, come down to plant size/scale, ecological damage from waste-streams, and energy consumption. In other words, these plants require sizable amounts of land and large amounts of operating capital to keep them running. 

Also a problem is the desalination plants’ waste-streams, which are briney (composed of concentrated saline) and often redirected to the ocean. These waste-streams have been shown to damage the surrounding ecosystems. It is estimated that over the course of a year, enough waste water is pumped out to cover the state of Florida with a one-foot layer of brine, which often includes toxins from the desalination process, including chlorine and copper.

Eden Technologies Is Working to Solve the Problem

Eden Tech is working to address some of these critical issues through membrane technology, reverse-osmosis (RO), renewable energy, and other innovations. Its primary goals are to reduce the negative externalities often associated with municipal desalination and to reduce manageable system efficiencies. 

The company has developed its proprietary RO technology to append existing desalination plant and RO-system waste-streams. Its team seeks to further concentrate a waste-stream so that a plant’s fresh-water production will be increased and the waste-stream itself will be more manageable and, in some instances, harvestable or repurposable. Eden Tech believes that turning these waste-streams into a fully manageable and mineable resource will turn the sea into a solution for not only the planet’s growing water concerns but our civilization's demand for precious elements. 

By improving desalination technology, Eden Tech believes that humanity will have a nearly infinite supply of water, including the millions of tons of elements suspended in it. Eden believes re-developing plants from the ground up will take too much time, which is why its goal is not to replace the costly infrastructure that already exists but to seamlessly integrate into it, with the express purpose of making it better. 

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The History and People of Eden Technologies

The founding team at Eden Tech believes deeply in helping to solve the water shortage faced by 790 million people each year. Hunter Manz, Eden Tech’s CEO, began his quest to help solve the world’s water scarcity when he was 14 years old. This endeavor led him to Dixie State University, where he founded Eden Technologies out of a garage. 

Zack Manweiler, CTO, started working on this issue when Hunter approached him with the concept of the RO centrifuge. Ever since Zack has been the lead engineer on the project. 

Reece P. Thompson joined the team after co-constructing DSU’s Business Incubator program. Reece has made key contributions in identifying initial customers for the company. 

Together, they have created technology that uses the reverse osmosis process to bring clean water to people around the world. 

‍2050: The Year the Water Shortage Is Projected to Impact 5 Billion People

The United Nations projects that the water crisis will continue to grow unless we invest in new ideas for solving it. Eden Tech thinks its reverse-osmosis technology is one such option and that through its innovation, the health of the planet’s ecosystems, including its lakes, oceans, and estuaries, can be strengthened, leading to more fresh water for the people who depend upon it for its livelihood and a game-changer for the globe’s water crisis.

For additional information about Eden Technologies and their work to bring fresh water to more people around the world, please email a team member directly at  contact-us@edentechinc.com or visit:

Website: www.edentechinc.com 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/eden-technologies-inc/ 

Reece Thompson

reece@edentechinc.com

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