Oneka Technologies turns seawater into fresh water in an innovative and sustainable way by harnessing wave energy.
The company offers an all-in-one water-as-a-service (WAAS) desalination system. Everything needed to produce drinking water from seawater is included on buoys positioned at sea. This includes offshore pumping through filters and reverse osmosis membranes to obtain high quality drinking water.
The Oneka system does not require electricity, fuel or solar panels. Only waves of decent height are required to produce drinking water. This feature is a significant cost saving over traditional systems and it is environmentally superior.
“Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Our mission is to make the oceans a sustainable, accessible and affordable source of fresh water,“ commented Dragan Tutic, CEO.
Oneka desalination buoys have versatile applications and can provide fresh water to a variety of entities located in coastal regions. These include city/communities, hotel/resorts, industry and irrigation.
“We were introduced to Oneka three years ago and were intrigued by the prospect of low cost environmentally friendly access to drinking quality water. It is remarkable how far the company has progressed since then and as a result, Bertzman is happy to support this effort,” said Neil Berman, Co-founder.
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