UAE-based Metito, a leader in total intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, has joined hands with Biopipe, a new start-up company, to unveil the world’s first biological wastewater treatment pipe.
Biopipe is owned by the Swiss company Biopipe Global and led by young Turkish entrepreneurs.
Through this joint venture and licensing agreement, Metito will exclusively offer the revolutionary new system to communities across Asia and Africa, said a statement.
The patented green system is inspired by nature and uses a simple process to treat wastewater in an unpretentious manner, all inside a pipe. The wastewater then passes through a high quality filtration stage to complete the treatment after which the treated water can be used directly for organic farming, irrigation, underground aquifer injection or safe discharge into lakes, rivers or sea, or alternatively stored in a clean water tank for later usage, it said.
Additionally, unlike other traditional wastewater systems, Biopipe produces no sludge, no odour, no sound, and no waste, making it one of the most eco-friendly wastewater treatment processes in the world today.
The Biopipe system brings the benefits of wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse to a much wider audience with its ability to treat the wastewater generated by individual houses of two people to cities of millions - just as efficiently, said the statement.
Fady Juez, managing director, Metito, said: “The Biopipe wastewater treatment system really is a game changer. In an era when the world is looking to enhance water security and sustainability, enabling individuals to manage and treat their wastewater at an affordable cost is critical to widening the awareness of looking after our resources.”
“Biopipe is an intelligent wastewater treatment solution that can be easily installed in a house as well as integrated into a plant to service an entire city. This really is revolutionary and I am confident that Metito will help globalise Biopipe. We have the experience, the capabilities and the right network in place to drive this through and to ensure that Biopipe becomes more suitable for a wider range of applications in a variety of emerging markets, both in Asia and Africa,” he added.
The inventor behind this system, Enes Kutluca, Co-CEO Biopipe, aimed to make wastewater treatment simple, affordable and close to nature’s processes, a concept which was realised after years of research and development.
Enver Misirli, Co-CEO Biopipe, said: “The success of Biopipe has really been down to the vision we had of creating a wastewater treatment system that is inspired by nature and that can have a positive impact on the world.”
“Signing this agreement with Metito will help take this vision to new realities as we reach out to more communities, further contributing to sustaining the world’s precious water resources. We are very excited and today is just the start,” he said.
Metito has been actively scouting for and investing in new technologies and technology start-up companies to continue leading the market with top of the line sustainable solutions and systems, it added.