Our vertECO technology treats waste/grey-water within a vertically constructed plant-based wetland. The underlying principle is the employment of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) to encourage the cleansing of polluted water through microbiological activity occurring in the root-zone of plants.
Advantages of vertECO®
- May be indoor or outdoor
- It is custom-made to the water consumption
- Potential for upscale in size
- Reduces significantly the consumption of potable water
- Purifies rain- and grey water
- Provides water suitable for reuse
- Easy to maintain
- Low energy consumption
- It is coupled to a sensor & control unit for quality control
The main innovation of vertECO®
is the coupling of the system with customised sensor & control units that verify the quality of treated and purified greywater, ensuring the accordance with the required standards for other uses (e.g. toilet flushes, irrigation systems, washing machines). The system is also equipped with a special software, based on control algorithms and user-defined settings, which is able to monitor sensor data responding to water quality via activation/deactivation of control devices (pumps and valves). The system has been finally designed to host an on-site energy generation system such as plant microbial fuel cells (PMFC), that ensure broad energy autonomy of the sensor & control unit by using electrochemically active bacteria (and their interaction with organic pollutants present in any watery environment) to convert chemical energy into electrical energy.
The system features characteristics as user friendly interface, low-cost, low-energy consumption and easy maintenance which make it even more attractive.
vertECO® is closing the water cycle
vertECO® is designed to be dismantled and reused/recycled