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WHAT ARE OUR CURRENT PROJECTS?

We are constantly working towards developing new systems for various industries. We want to provide our clients with the best product and advise them on how to solve the pollution on their premises.

1. Water Purification Systems at motor dealerships

2. Rainwater harvesting

3. SupaZorb assist farmers to increase crop growth

4. SupaZorb and Acid Mine Drainage

SupaZorb Purifying Water At The Motor Industry

Scientific evidence proves that the motor industry of South Africa alone, pollutes approximately 1.9 trillion litres of drinking water per day due to vehicles that are washed and serviced.

Some of the chemicals that are used to wash and service vehicles contain Ethylene Glycol and Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals. Examples of these chemicals are soap, oil, fossil fuels and radiator coolant / anti-freeze and others. These toxins are usually not separated at a dealership's oil and grease trap. Unfortunately, the water purification systems in South Africa are not equipped to handle this type of pollution. Thus causing the mentioned chemicals to become part of our drinking water.

SupaZorb filter bags in an oil separator.


Sample from the left:
Water is released into a municipal drain from a motor dealership's wash bay. This dealership has almost no measurements in place to clean the water.

Middle:
A sample of water from a wash bay that has a Sand Filtering System - already you can see improvement.

Right:
This is a sample of water from a dealership that has the SupaZorb Water Purification system. Our water is proved to not only look cleaner, but to comply with minimum standards too.

Conclusion:
As you can see, precautions need to be taken to enhance the quality of water that is discharged into the drains and then become the water that runs from our taps.

What is SupaZorb's solution?

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SupaZorb filter bags are inserted at motor dealerships to break the toxins down and improve the water quality before it is discharged into the drains.

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Some dealers have even gone so far as to arrange with SupaZorb to equip them with Solar Panel driven water purification and recycling systems. This not only saves them water, but electricity too.

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The numbers on the beakers indicate at which tank the samples were taken.

The first sample contains the water that runs directly from the wash bay to the tanks. The last sample is the quality of water produced (after being purified) by the system to re-use in the wash bay channel.

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We are very fortunate to work side-by-side with Toyota South Africa. They are truly a world leading industry that cares about the environment and not just themselves.

Harvesting Rainwater Click to Open Tab

The SupaZorb technicians found another solution to a problem. Our experts designed a new system that is one of a kind, The Rainwater Harvesting & Recycling System. This system was specifically designed to address the world wide water crisis that affects every person and corporation.

Although this is not a permanent solution, it is a cost effective way to ensure your productivity does not come to a halt.

According to law, everyone could and should harvest rainwater. Starting now, the law promotes car washes to recycle the water they use to wash vehicles. This was stated in a draft from the new Water Act that was already accepted by a number of municipalities in South Africa.

Extract from the law:

The law mentioned above can be found in: Section F of the Model Water Conservation And Water Demand Management By-Law, number 7. Industrial and commercial focus (Revised Version 2011, page 132): Re-circulation in Commercial Car Washes [and Laundering Facilities].

New commercial car washes must recirculate at least 50% of the potable water used, and new commercial laundry facilities must recirculate 50% of the potable water used. Established commercial car wash and laundering facilities must meet the recirculation requirements by 2015.

The implementation of this system is very easy and could even be installed by the client.

Please note: This water is for industrial purposes only and not for consumption.


What are the benefits?

The system operates mostly on solar energy which saves you electricity costs. Only the water pumps are driven by Eskom power.
Save on penalties for over using the stipulated amount of water given to you.

SupaZorb Assist Farmers To Increase The Growth Of Their Crop Click to Open Tab

Something interesting...

After the SupaZorb absorbent is used to clean oil and other toxins, it is safe to use as compost. Please take note that this is after it was kept moist (as you would do with a pot plant) for 30 days and left standing in the sun for another 30 days.

A farmer in Tarlton is applying used SupaZorb absorbent into his farming strategy as the used SupaZorb is filled with the needed minerals for his crop. From his experience he no longer needs to use compost or fertilizer as the SupaZorb increased his crop growth by 30%. Another fascinating discovery was that he no longer needs to use pesticides. This farmer is approved to supply his wholesome crop to a reputable chain store group. He does not only test the soil regularly, but also his crop to ensure that there are no toxins within the vegetation.

 

SupaZorb And Acid Mine Drainage Click to Open Tab

What is Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)?


AMD is the drainage of water from areas that have been mined for coal or other mineral ores. The water has a low pH, because of its contact with sulfur-bearing material and is harmful to aquatic organisms. AMD is better explained as polluted water that normally contains high levels of iron, aluminium and acid. Drainage acidity arises from oxidation of pyrite, the crystalline form of iron sulfide. The contaminated water is often reddish-brown in colour, indicating high levels of oxidized iron. Mining disturbs pyrite weathers and react with oxygen and water in the environment. (Hadley, Snow 1974)

AMD is characterized by acidic metalliferous conditions in water which is responsible for physical, chemical and biological degradation of stream habit.

What impact does AMD have on the environment?

  • Sterilize the ground
  • Toxify the soil
  • AMD contain Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals
  • Destruct underground water structures
  • Destruct above ground concrete structures
  • Toxify underground water (It is then unfit for animal / human consumption)
  • Toxify plants during irrigation

For more information on Acid Mine Drainage, CLICK HERE.

What does SupaZorb suggest?


AMD from mines are / were treated by percipitation of heavy metals with lime and sulphides followed by iron exchange.

Another method is the chemical treatment with expensive caustic soda and lime where the residues still accumulate in the cleaned water. The environmental damage to the soil is caused by the caustic soda and lime, which has irreversible negative effects. It will basically sterilise the oil in a very short period.

We provide a non-chemical treatment method that is approximately 70% cheaper than the treatment with caustic soda and lime. It also has a long term benefit of not showing any environmental damages after treatment.
     
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