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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1Daily Water Production?
Normally, the smallest desalination plant would be 50 m3/day which would represent a five-buoy cluster (10 m3/day). If you need 300 m3/day, it would then represent 30 buoys. The current units can cluster up to 100 buoys to produce 1000m3/day. It can be increased over time by increasing the number of buoys.
2Where do you set the Buoys?
We usually place the buoys at 0.2 to 3km (0.1 to 2 miles) from shore, with a depth of at least 10m (35'). The units are not visible from the shore with the naked eye for most sites.
3Ideal Wave Size?
Small 1m waves are sufficient for the operation of the system. The best wave size is between 1 to 3m (3-10') high. The buoys are configured to survive harsher conditions. A simple mechanism is set to protect them against hurricane winds and waves. Since many beaches with about no waves are protected by reefs, the units can be installed after these for adequate wave power.
4Buoy lifetime expectancy?
The systems are designed to resist the effect of the sea water for over 15 years.
5Buoy Maintenance Cycle?
A few parts of the system will need maintenance and cleaning, like the reverse osmosis membranes, the filters. Regular Maintenance will be scheduled once about every 3 months and a yearly complete checkup will be done to make sure all systems are in good standing conditions.
6Is the Water produced good to drink?
Yes, the water is good to drink. It is high quality reverse osmosis membrane produced water with very low salinity. The produced water does not have high boron concentration and has no pathogens. The team can provide a post-treatment adapted to your water requirements.