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Hydraulic head pump

Electricity-free pumping solution for water purification in surgace water catchments

April 2021

Hydraulic head pump

Electricity-free pumping solution for water purification in surgace water catchments

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date April 19, 2021
From R̩union
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 2 - Commercial Trial Small Scale

This solution is an electricity-free water pump. This solves one of the biggest problems in human history: Lifting water above existing water sources. Today many rural and agricultural zones are still deprived of electricity, confronting them with this age-old problem of lifting water automatically. The pump can provide a viable solution to ease life in these areas. Electricity-free pumping solution permits the filtering of thousands of cubic meters of polluted water per day from rivers, especially in developing countries. The technology uses a water head to drive the main piston, making this a high volume high-pressure volumetric pump to drive thousands of cubic meters of water per day to high altitude land that until today was only possible with electricity.

The Environmental Benefits

  • 24/7 operation
  • 100% CO2 reduction when compared to electric pumps, using electricity generated by fossil fuels
  • Up to 50 bar output
  • 70% of surface water is polluted and can benefit from water filtration without electricity

The Financial Benefits

  • Zero electricity running costs
  • Land situated above water springs can benefit economically from this solution for agricultural and live stock farming

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Company Profile

Up Welling Co.

Develloping a long term high volume electricity-free pumping solution

Headquarters Saint-Paul 97460, Réunion
Type Startup or self-employed
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