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Hydro Industries to provide water purification in India

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Staff writer ▼ | March 21, 2014
Hydro Industries has entered into a collaboration with Intelligent Energy to support the commercialisation of Hydro's water purification technology across India.
Water India
Water IndiaHydro Industries has entered into a collaboration with Intelligent Energy to support the commercialisation of Hydro's water purification technology across India.


The partnership, which could result in Hydro's technology being powered by Intelligent Energy and deployed at thousands of sites over the next five years, was announced in the presence of First Minister Carwyn Jones shortly before the Wales-Scotland rugby match at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday 15 March.

Hydro Industries, based in Llangennech, South West Wales focuses on the design, manufacture and operation of electro-based water treatment products. Intelligent Energy is an international power technology company specialising in the development of cost-effective, efficient fuel cell systems for its business partners and their global mass markets.

This collaboration follows the announcement that Intelligent Energy, through its wholly owned Indian operating business, Essential Energy, will deliver power management solutions for telecom towers across India.

Essential Energy's power management solutions will facilitate keeping India's mobile phone networks working during the country's frequent power outages, with Intelligent Energy's proprietary fuel cell systems replacing - over time - the more expensive diesel generators currently used. The collaboration will see Hydro's technology powered by Essential Energy's power portfolio, offering Essential Energy an additional customer for its power.

Hydro's proprietary technology uses electricity to treat water, removing the need for bulk liquid chemicals or large volumes of biomass. With no moving parts and adaptive software, system maintenance is straightforward and supervisory control can be carried out remotely.

India has one of the world's fastest growing economies and its rapid urbanisation is expected to lead to a 40% increase in domestic demand for water over the next decade. It is estimated that around 720 million of India's 1.25 billion population lack access to clean drinking water. Around 100,000 people die of water-related illnesses annually and, according to UNICEF, waterborne diseases cost the Indian economy $600m in lost production and medical treatment.


 

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