Our Technologies

Bulkwater Conveyance - Water Transport Bags
 
One of the major successes of World Water, of which AQUEOUS was a partner,  was proving the concept of large Water Transport Bags (WTB) over longer distances.  Bags have now been in use moving millions of gallons of water for almost two decades.  We also developed w/a partner, new proprietary fabrics with much longer sea life and larger size capabilities that convey up to 50,000 cubic meters per lift.  These large bags size at three football fields long and a little over one football field wide. and about 35 ft deep - again they float on the top of the saltwater.  Bags can be built to any scale within this 50,000 cubic meter capacity. 
 
You will note that we have videos of various bag operations on this website.  Take a look.  The technology is really very simple, its the fabric of the bags and the tow and aft steering mechanisms that make these really work.  The lead video is of an operation we worked on in the Mediterranean between Turkey and Cyprus.  Similar operations are ongoing within the many Greek Islands and in other areas of the world.  We continue to explore and perfect WTB technologies as we believe they have widely variable applications for many markets.
 
The greatest advantages of using WTB are significant cost savings, shallow access, scalability, in-water storage, and immediate recovery from a terrorist act that would compromise for example a municipal water or its conveyance.  Most markets have demands that seasonally fluctuate.  This means that during the cooler months demand is lower then average and in the summer months demand is much higher.  With WTB we can either change the frequency of delivery or the size of the bag - thus always finding the most efficient means of conveyance.
 
As mentioned, Water Transport Bags can also be used for in-water storage at market.  Depending on the security of the point of anchor, we can place large WTB for in-water storage that are connected to the onshore distribution system allowing a market to reduce or even eliminate their on-land storage needs.  This results in huge savings especially for smaller markets.
 
Bags still have some room to grow.  The longest conveyance is still under 1,000 miles and although they are not as affected by wind or wave energy as ships, the tug point is a stressor in high seas.  One other improvement is aft steering that anticipates lateral movements and corrects that before it causes a drag problem.
 
We know that bag technologies have a place in the bulk water conveyance market.  We have over a decade of experience with bags moving water in the Mediterranean markets and know that they can be successful in a variety of applications.  This is an excellent tool to have in our kit.  In some markets we can reduce the cost of delivered fresh water by over 70% using WTBs.
 
We often recommend the use of WTBs for markets that really must diversify their water supply either for seasonality or security reasons.
 
Bulkwater Conveyance - New Tanker Designs
Many have explored the use of standard bulk crude oil tankers for water conveyance.  Sorry, it never pencils out even using very cheap labor in China.  NEVER, so if you have someone telling you they can do this, they are not telling you the truth.  Ask and we will help you understand that this is most often an 'investor scam' which we have run into often.
We have decided after significant research and investment, to work with an internationally respected tanker designer.  Now we have a workable solution that will change the paradigm of tanker shipments for natural freshwater.  Scale, price at market, day-cost, energy consumption/cost, water quality are all key issues in this strategy.  We can get up to 92 million gallons every 5 days from Alaska to China for less than $.03 a gallon and this water is exceptional.
 
With the new tanker designs we have relationships with, we can cost effectively move over 90 Million gallons per lift to distant - cross ocean markets.  This new design also allows us access to new sources and markets because of much shallower draft.  We can do it faster, with more lift per trip, far cheaper per gallon, turn in a much smaller radius, then anyone else.
 
If you are interested in buying some of the highest quality natural freshwater on the planet for your beverage manufacturing business, you should contact us.  We can show you how to obtain these extraordinary waters as a base stock for your beverages, dramatically increasing your profit margin with a top-of-mind product line that will out perform any competitor on the shelf.  Yes, we are absolutely confident of that.  By the end of 2016 we plan to have no less than one billion gallons a year for sale of exceptional water.
 
Desalination - reducing the cost and environmental impact  
(this technology is now being tested so we will leave this blank until we have the results of these tests)

Harvesting water in rivers, and not harming the fish or their environment  (video/computer image)

Think of a glass of water with ice in it.  The ice represents the alluvium in a natural stream.  Now stick a straw down into the glass.  What just happened?
All you really did was segregate the water in the glass with a small portion now in the straw?  And if you do this within the alluvium, you have not actually displaced any water in the stream.

In harvesting water from coastal rivers you need to do that well above the tidal line so that it is not contaminated with saltwater.  We have engineered a system (patent pending) that can do this by placing the harvesting system in the alluvial under the river.  The alluvial materials are natually saturated with water.  All we are doing is segregating the water in the alluvial materials and allowing gravity to move it to the sea in a manner that keeps it from being contaminated by the sea.  We have not changed to any extent the amount of water in the river for the fish.  They are unaffected once the system is placed into the alluvium during the driest season.

It works, its simple, and it allows us to harvest freshwater from rivers flowing into the sea without harming the fish or the aesthetics of the area.