Hydraloop Systems globally launched two new products during the virtual CES 2021 event that recycle water to make it usable twice, dramatically reducing the use of water.
The Hydraloop H600 is designed for large homes and small businesses, and the Hydraloop Cascade is for large facilities like hotels.
Hydraloop Systems head office is in Leeuwarden and manufactures in Emmen, both located in The Netherlands. The company focuses on designing and producing “game-changing decentralized water recycling products.” According to the company, the use of Hydraloop contributes toward four United Nations Sustainable Development (UNSDG), LEED, and Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) sustainability certifications.
The recipient of four CES awards, the company has scaled up five-fold to build quickly and respond faster to worldwide market demand. They have now become international and network in over three continents.
“Our vision of the future? Use water twice”, said CEO and Founder Arthur Valkieser. “We empower people and organizations – bottom up – with smart and affordable water recycling systems. And seriously contribute to one of the greatest challenges of mankind: drastically reducing the use of water.”
How a Hydraloop System Works
Both Hydraloop systems works the same, just in different scale. Hydraloop begins by collecting water from showers, baths and washing machines and, in a cascade set-up, also from hand basins and air conditioning. From there they use their patented six treatment technology to sanitize the collected water.
The filtration tank itself is in the center behind stainless steel front plates. Water enters in from the top, and the sanitization process begins with removing the sediment collected from the base of the tank. The process, called sedimentation, sends everything that is collected directly to the sewer.
Next, the process focuses on the dirt, hair, and shampoo that does not sink to the bottom. Hyrdaloop calls this part of the process “floatation.” All the gunk is collected through the center of the tank and thrown out with the skimmer.
From there, the Hydraloop begins to pump in millions of tiny air bubbles into the tank toward the center. This removes all of the tiny particles – such as soap products – that are still within the collected water also via the skimmer and on to the sewer.
Lastly, the tank utilizes the moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) to begin cleansing the water. This “biological treatment by an aerobic bioreactor” begins in the upper area of the tank. Hydraloop’s final step is filtration with UV light. The water is moved from the upper to lower area of the unit and disinfected with UV-disinfection technology. Every four hours the water is held and disinfected again to ensure cleanliness of the reused water.
After the treatments, the cleaned and disinfected water can be reused for toilet flushing, washing machine, gardening, swimming pools, and cleaning purposes.
Hydraloop is built with no filters or membranes so there is no way for the system to clog. The system is also self-cleaning and has a streamline appearance as not to disrupt the area it is installed in.