Hydraloop’s compact water recycling system looks like a slim wardrobe and can be used in homes, apartment buildings, hotels, offices, and anywhere else with running water. Hydraloop’s mission is to make it easy for everyone to recycle water without the need for expensive infrastructure upgrades or complicated machinery.
The company writes on its website:
We all need water. It’s a vital condition of life. But in a few years, there won’t be enough water for the increasing world population. Our vision for the future? Use Water Twice. Water recycling is the most efficient and affordable way to use less water. We empower people and organizations to save water and energy with smart and affordable water recycling products.
Hydraloop presented its product at both CES 2020 and CES 2021. It received notable attention at the event for being one of the most innovative designs in the eco-design, sustainability, and smart energy categories. It was awarded ‘Best of Innovation’ in all those categories and won ‘Best Sustainable Product,’ ‘Best Start-Up,’ and ‘Best of the Best’ – beating over 4,000 competitors in various categories.
In addition to designed an award-winning piece of machinery, the company also made an eye-opening documentary called Brave Blue World that shows you how easy it is to recycle water. You can stream it on Netflix for an unfiltered story on water and the climate crisis.
Water is one of the most misused natural resources. Only 0.014% of all the water on Earth is fresh and available. We have to treat it as precious and use it most efficiently, especially with the rising global population.
Already there are four billion people worldwide facing severe water scarcity. It’s been estimated that by 2035, 40% of the global population will experience serious water stress. That’s only going to get worse by 2050 as water demand is forecasted to grow by 55% for individual use and 400% for manufacturing.
Over the next two decades, the population could reach nearly ten billion people. To meet the needs of so many, we need to take critical steps now to save water. Hydraloop can help you save 95% of your bath and shower water alone and enable you to reuse 85% of the total in-house water. If every individual conserved this much water, it would make a significant impact.
The system collects water from baths, showers, hand basins, washing machines, and air conditioning units. It disinfects and cleans it to be reused for garden irrigation, toilet flushing, washing machines, and topping up swimming pools, saving 45% on tap water and sewage emissions with recycled water. The treated greywater is not used for drinking and cooking situations.
The system is easy to install, self-cleaning, completely automatic, and doesn’t use filters or chemicals. It can recycle around 260 gallons of water daily.
It’s powered by electricity and uses a thorough six-step process to purify the greywater: a UV light disinfection, enforced skimming aerobic bioreactor, flotation, dissolved air flotation, and sedimentation.
The team says they designed the appliance to be used in any space because:
The easiest way to recycle water is to clean it right where you use it – decentralized. By recycling at the source, we can make an impact on the global water crisis.
With Hydraloop, you can give water, our ‘Blue Gold,’ a second life. Together, we can drastically reduce the worldwide water consumption.
Hydraloop increases a building’s value, reduces its carbon footprint by 6%, and lowers the running expenses for water and energy. It makes it easier to live sustainably and makes your business or homeless dependent on the grid.
Hydraloop also contributes towards four of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
As they say, water is life!