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Seawater Distillation Infrastructure.

 

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My inspiration for Clearwater International Ltd



The image above comes from the "SAS Survival Handbook: The definitive survival guide" and was my inspiration for creating world wide networks of sea water piping that is distilled via Smart Solar Pods. Smart Solar Pods will appear in the dryer parts of the world including parts of Africa, the Middle East to China, parts of the USA and parts of South America to solve the fresh water crisis in those regions of the world.



How the Smart Solar Pods work.

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  1. The Pod's Seawater Container (the middle section) is filled to a logistically calculated level
  2. The suns heat causes water vapour to rise
  3. The Vapour condenses on the conical lid
  4. Droplets form and run down the inner edge of the conical lid
  5. A large droplet forms at the tip of the conical lid
  6. The large droplet drips right through the the central tube of the Pod's Seawater Container into the Pod's freshwater container.
  7. The cycle repeats


Frequently asked questions



First the company:-
A million quid?, presumably a British company, but share price in dollars?, could be US? or AU?

Yes but the base currency will be British.

A prospectus is required covering all of the following?

A template for the Clearwater International Ltd Prospectus will be designed as a web form that generates the prospectus as html quarterly and yearly. This HTML page can be saved as a pdf that can easily be sent to the printers.

Prospective shareholder questions:- 
Who and where are the customers?

The customers that will be approached will be the Prime Minister / President / Economics Minister / Environmental Minister of countries where droughts are a reality.

Do you have a patent on the design?

Final Patent is pending on final design of the Distilling Pod.

Size of each module (number of sizes or is there an ideal maximising production/cost)?

200 mm in diameter and 200 mm high.

Cost of each module?

Costing is pending on final design of the Distilling Pod.

Cost of installation of each module?

Only an estimate could be given.

Area of land covered by each module or number per area?

Each Distillation Pod takes up a 200 mm diameter area but can be buried with a sheet of clear thick PETG plastic that can be walked or driven over. The design of the arrays of Distilling Pods are dependant on environmental and geological conditions as well as aesthetics.

Production per module under ideal circumstances?

As low as possible…

The ideal situation is to make injection moulding equipment, for the making of the Distilling Pods, in China and India and ship them to the countries involved. The ideal PETG plastic to use is that from recycled bottles - need to find out the costs for creating factories (recycling and plastic moulding)

Production per module under less than ideal circumstances?

3d printed by many printers $$$£££€€€

Are they above or below ground?

Partially submerged to just the top showing and are dependant on environmental and geological conditions as well as aesthetics

How are they protected from animals/humans/shifting sands?

To protect from animals - the hard plastic doesn’t break, the Distillation doesn’t get knocked over as it is partially submerged and the three compartments are threaded together with a water seal.

To protect from humans - the solution includes a wifi network that wifi cameras will be powered by the solutions own solar and UPS battery. Match this with signs signifying surveillance area.

To protect from shifting sands - even if buried, the heat of the sun will cause the distillation to continue albeit less productive.

How will they be affected in the event of flood or earthquake?

In the event of flood - the solution is waterproof. If a landslide causes a rupture of any Distillation Pods or any piping the decentralised design of the each solution will minimise the damage done to the solution and will be semi functional till repair.

In the event of earthquake - With the decentralised design of the each solution, the amount of damage done to the solution will be minimised and semi functional till repair.

Number of units per group (if the sea water supply valve fails open, then contamination would be to the group)?

Software controlling Digital Control Flow Meters and reversible pumps will minimise salt water contamination of soil by first detecting a leak then pumping water away from the leak.

If each group of Distillation Pods had a small wall and concrete floor this would minimise the damage caused to that area of land. Distillation Pods can be grouped together away from the growing area therefore contamination can be kept to a minimum.

Remote monitoring of each units health and production?

Software controlling Cameras, Solar Panels, battery backed UPS, Digital Control Flow Meters and sensors can be monitored from everyday laptops on a WAN following the path of the main seawater piping and to the Distillation Pods.

Remote shut down of the group in the case of the above?

Software will control each flow to and from each Distillation Pod as well as the all supply piping.

Regular service requirements of each module?

Software monitoring of all modules sensors and their health will hierarchically alert Service Departments on failure. Each part has a guaranteed lifetime expectancy and will be replaced with new or reconditioned parts where applicable before this date.

Expected useful lifetime of each module?

PETG Plastic bottles and caps are winding up on beaches many 100’s of miles away intact although beaten - surviving the high seas and even the digestive systems of large fish.

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Country or countries of manufacture?

Flexible depending on the final deal with a country:-

A patent to manufacture the Pod could be sold to each country with a Royalties on each Distillation Pod made and the Country can plan their own infrastructure and purchase the relative equipment.

For countries on a budget - most equipment can be bought from India and China.

Computer equipment is USA by design but parts are manufactured around the world.

With financial backing Clearwater International Ltd could put factories up in the country being developed that will save on shipping time.

Design considerations:-
Remote multiplexing system to identify any individual unit failure?

Decentralised Raspberry Pi’s controls water flow and communicates meter readings and the centralised computer that then acts accordingly.

Flushing of salt water residue (how often)?

Dependant on results from Australia.

The production circumstances/capability/capacity, without defining this I can’t see investors?

Each Distillation Pod can convert ??? Litres per day given an average temperature of ??? for ??? hours in the day.

It would seem to me that the cost per litre of production is likely to be prohibitive?

The cost of running this equipment is less than the upfront cost of the solution. Alternative desalination such as osmosis plants cost more up front as the equipment.







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