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Posted: December 1, 2009
CaviGulation - Cavitation Technologies' Solution to the Water Crisis, Refining the Desalination Process
(Nanowerk News) Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CTI) is announcing their latest development the CaviGulation system, designed for physico-chemical reactions used in water treatment. With water well on its way to becoming one of the hottest commodities, an obvious solution is to take the salt out of seawater. Desalination technology has been around for thousands of years. However, until recently seawater desalination was a very expensive water source solution, we believe we have the answer. On average there is roughly 130 grams of salt per gallon in sea water. Desalination can reduce salt levels to below 2 grams per gallon, which is the limit for safe human consumption.
CaviGulation is a complex process with a multitude of mechanisms operating synergistically to remove pollutants from the water. The CaviGulation reactor is a multi stage flow-through electro-cavitation process on the nano molecular level. The effectiveness of CG technology is 1000-fold over conventional systems and allows the complete elimination of all micro-organisms (including spores), viruses and protozoa. The first actual practice of desalination involved collecting the freshwater steam from boiling saltwater. The energy required for this type of process today makes it prohibitively expensive on a large scale.
In the last decade, seawater reverse-osmosis has matured into a viable alternative to thermal desalination. But even with membranes, large amounts of energy are required to generate the high pressure that forces the water through the filter. Maintenance costs, addition of additives to prevent periodic buildup and replacement of the fouling membranes are the biggest challenge facing desalination. To produce 1,000 gallons of desalinated seawater it can cost around $4. Our goal is to cut this cost in half. CaviGulation is CTI's proprietary process and is scalable to virtually any size; we feel it could be a solution for the desalination process utilizing membranes. Currently, between 10 and 13 billion gallons of water are desalinated worldwide per day. That's only about 0.2 percent of global water consumption, but the number is drastically increasing, the demand is rising and the problem needs immediate attention on a large scale while being cost effective at the same time.
Cavitation Technologies, Inc. continues to identify new applications for our nano-reactor technology. All of the applications are in industries where there is a need to solve environmental problems, reduce operating costs and improve profitability. "After years of research CTI's scientists have developed our CaviGulation system. The first prototype unit has been built and delivered to our testing facility in Chatsworth, Ca. It will require several more months of testing in order to be able to establish all of the benefits and savings that could be provided for the desalination industry. We are exceptionally proud of the fact that the technologies we are developing will have a global impact, we strive to come up with a viable solution to the worldwide issues we face with water." indicated Roman Gordon, Cavitation Technologies, Inc., CEO.
About Cavitation Technologies
Cavitation Technologies, Inc. is a "Green-Tech" company, established in 2006 to become a world leader in the development of new cutting edge technologies for the vegetable oil refining, renewable fuel, petroleum, water treatment, wastewater sanitation, food and beverage, and chemical industries.