Plug-in equipment that makes pure water using waste heat from electricity generation
|Coordinator||H.V.R. WATER PURIFICATION AKTIEBOLAG|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||February 2018 - May 2018|
Purpose and goal
WaterApp is a new water purification product that uses thermal energy from cooling water from small and medium-sized power plants to purify water. The purpose of the project was to conduct a feasibility study and to develop a business plan for the product. Both a feasibility study and a business plan have been prepared.
Expected results and effects
A technical evaluation has shown potentially good profitability. A business plan has been prepared and an application for Horizon 2020 SME has been submitted to the EU with the business plan as an appendix. The application was rejected in May 2018 and a new application will be made on October 10, 2018. The study showed that there is a good market for the product and a high interest from potential customers and that it has high profitability as operating costs become marginal when utilizing waste heat from power plants.
Planned approach and implementation
A brochure was prepared for WaterApp and has been discussed with international manufacturers and users of small and medium-sized power plants. A demo of the product has been sold to Caterpillar in the US for evaluation and another demo has been sold to Shakuntala hospital in Odisha, India. Evaluated results from these demonstration plants are expected to be completed in time to support the market launch in 2019. The analysis shows that it is justified to continue the development work with a view to a market launch in 2019.