March 22, 2021 World Water Day
The sub-organization of the United Nations “UN-Water” (UN-Water) plans the international World Water Day every year to draw attention to the issues of water pollution, water-related disasters and the lack of access to clean drinking water. Water is one of the most valuable resources on our planet and vital for all living things. For humans, the increase in clean drinking water is essential, as the human body consists of 70% water and loses this with every breath.
Today, however, over 2.2 billion people still do not have regular access to safe drinking water, according to information from the United Nations. The consequences are illnesses and high mortality rates, which occur especially in poorer regions. There is a global water shortage that has a serious impact on children’s development in particular.
We also notice the water shortage on our doorstep due to the increasing number of empty reservoirs, the falling groundwater level, dying forests and the ban on the abstraction of groundwater for agricultural irrigation.
FlexBio water treatment
We (FlexBio Technologie GmbH) also take this problem to heart. That is why we have developed a solution for restoring clean water or recycling water. With the help of our compact and modular water treatment systems as container solutions, we can treat contaminated water from wells (groundwater) to usable and drinking water.
When drawing drinking water from surface waters, the most common contaminants are heavy metals, arsenic, iron, manganese, nitrate, organic substances and germs. With FlexBio water treatment, the contaminated water goes through various treatment steps, such as UV disinfection, ozone treatment, adsorption by iron hydroxide and / or activated carbon and fine filtration. These can either be modular, combined with one another, or offered as a stand-alone solution. In many cases, a combination of different water treatment processes makes sense in order to remove pollution from even heavily polluted drinking water.
In addition, we actively counteract the consumption of fresh water in the various branches of the food industry. With the help of our innovative and sustainable sewage and biogas technology, the energy bound in organic pollution is made usable, which replaces fossil energy and avoids CO 2 emissions. In addition, the treated water can be reused. This reduces fresh water consumption and consequently the natural water supplies can be conserved.