Introducing the world’s most efficient distiller – the Aquaback Distillation Recycling Module (DRM). Our patent pending technology produces the gold standard of water at or below the operating cost of Reverse-Osmosis water treatment systems.

The revolutionary distiller is the ultimate water machine, converting up to 99% of input water into purified water. Aquaback’s technological breakthroughs enable truly safe water recycling, which increases water supply and effectively addresses water scarcity at any scale.

Mission Statement

The mission of Aquaback is to make great water available for all.


William Zebuhr, the founder of Aquaback Technologies, Inc. and inventor of the DRM, began thinking about the sustainable device about 15 years ago. This company was formed on December 6, 2010. With a core team of experienced individuals, the DRM invention is becoming a reality.


Distillation produces the gold standard of water quality; removing all harmful and potentially harmful chemicals, metals, many of which are toxic, illness-causing bacteria, viruses, and parasites, environmentally damaging nitrogen to water bodies, salts, naturally occurring arsenic, radioactivity, gases including methane and ammonia and eliminates hard water.

Distillation is the most fundamental method used by nature to clean water: the sun’s energy evaporates water, which rises upward, leaving impurities behind, to form clouds in the atmosphere. Once the clouds are saturated with water vapor, pure water falls to the ground as various forms of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, hail).

Human induced distillation as a water purification method has been known and practiced since the 1st century. It is safe and reliable because the water component in a contaminate mix is vaporized as pure water molecules and then condensed as pure water leaving contaminates behind. In traditional distillers, the process is very energy intensive since the heat of vaporization is high and that heat is simply dissipated in the condensation process. As the cost of energy became a concern, inventors developed new, more efficient methods of distillation. Vapor compression distillation is one method, where the majority of the heat of vaporization can be recovered to greatly reduce the energy consumption. However, this is insufficient to be energy competitive with other purification methods. As a result, while providing the highest quality water, distillation has been too energy intensive and therefore too expensive to be competitive with membrane filtration and chemical separation technologies. The high capital cost of large, heavy, inefficient distillation equipment has been a further impediment to the appeal of distillation. Aquaback’s design has solved both these drawbacks with the result that its technology outperforms membrane and other types of purification on all levels and is now the best solution to many purification needs.

Water Recycling

Aquaback’s distillation products can usually distill up to 99% of influent resulting in true water recycling. Competing technologies usually return only 20 to 70% as cleaner effluent, still containing contaminants, and therefore do not recycle. They either clean a small portion of water treated or do not restore water to a clean standard. When 90% or more of the influent is recycled, the available water supply is increased by a factor of 10. This is achieved since the water demand from the system is drawing 10% new water / 90% recycled water, verses 100% new water when no recycling is implemented.

Recycling increases water supply, thereby addressing water scarcity. Recycling decreases water pollution, takes stress off the environment, and when employed non-centrally, reduces water transportation costs and limits water loss to leakage.

Aquaback’s product offering of distillers is designed to address a wide range of water problems at any desired flow rate in either a distributed or centralized configuration, while significantly outperforming competing technologies performance in areas including: economy of operation; percentage of reject water, water quality, equipment capital cost, equipment life, reliability, maintenance, skill and attention required to operate, as well as size and weight.