Aquaback’s technology breakthroughs result in the ability to recycle over 99% of the heat of vaporization using a self-cleaning process that maintains operating efficiency. Exacting design and manufacturing optimization of all parts and subassemblies allows for the sale of low cost, mass-produced products for wastewater recycling and water purification services delivered on a contractual basis. The value of water is determined by its purity, local availability and reliability. Aquaback’s technology most reliably produces the highest quality water wherever water – even very polluted water – exists at the lowest overall cost comprised of energy, capital cost and its annual depreciation, maintenance, consumables and other operating costs, the dollar cost and pollution cost from chemicals and other consumables used, and the cost of releasing partially polluted water into an overstressed environment.
Traditional distillers are very inefficient, dissipating almost all input heat and therefore have been dismissed by large water purification competitors. Vapor compression distillers typically capture about 50% of heat. A small handful of distillers, most notably distillers previously designed, built, and sold by Bill Zebuhr’s former companies, captured up to 98% of heat but at too high a capital cost and at sometimes deteriorating operating performance due to scale build up. Aquaback has achieved incremental but significant improvements using breakthrough design approaches which make Aquaback superior to competing technologies. An improvement from 98% to 99% heat capture halves operating power consumption costs. Breakthrough design features have reduced size to one fifth, weight and cost to one third and efficiency to two times the old design and has solved the scale build up issues afflicting all other distillers.
Aquaback has completed extensive theoretical and physical analysis to verify our design goals and performance. For more information about how vapor compression distillation works and our sub-assembiles, please Click Here to learn more.