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Problem: Water scarcity is a reality, especially in regional parts of Australia, and current home wastewater recycling systems can be inaccessible to householders due to their size, complexity and cost. These systems don’t distinguish between wastewater sources, thus, a multi-process ‘blanket’ approach to wastewater treatment must be used, and to install them, severe alterations to household plumbing are required.
Solution: Rinse Repeat challenges this by framing wastewater recycling in the context of a simple home appliance. By targeting the cleanest half of one specific wastewater from the washing machine, Rinse Repeat can achieve efficient treatment with minimal processes, whilst remaining highly compact. Additionally, it can be installed quickly, and without the need to alter existing plumbing.
SASS: Stand Alone Sun Flow System
Problem: According to the United Nations, by 2025, more than 300 zones around the world, including many in low resource areas, will have water conflicts. There is a lack of sustainable and economical methods to treat persistent organic pollutants. The available processes in the market are either not efficient enough, or produce a secondary pollutant.
Solution: SASS is a sustainable and stand-alone water treatment system, requiring only sunlight to operate, that can be used for the removal of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from water resources. It is developed to be a low cost, sustainable and user-friendly solution to treat polluted water.