What is the role of Nafasi Water in improving water security?
In South Africa, demand is outstripping supply, but even in available supply there is a decline in water quality from sanitation related discharge, mining impacts, or other industrial activities. The government has put a three-tiered strategy in place of which the first tier is focussed on how to get non-revenue water economically back into the network of water boards. Nafasi Water can partner with the government in dealing with non-revenue water and packaging solutions to get economic value for a very precious resource. The next priority area is the improvement of sanitation infrastructure and possible reuse of wastewater. Then lastly, finding new sources of water for high growth coastal areas, for example sea water desalination.
Can you elaborate on Nafasi Water’s SIGMA OPS system and HiPRO product range?
Operating complex process plants with high value equipment and a high availability requirement is a challenge for any operator; as a result, Nafasi Water’s innovation focus in these areas is about generating and using big data tools. SIGMA OPS is a cloud-based centralized plant control system support tool for operators on different sites. The system allows us to make plant control and optimization decisions based on live insights and trends.
The HiPRO Mine Impacted Water product range is our proprietary process design technology to recover in excess of 99% of water with a waste stream that is restricted to only 1%. In addition, we also offer brine treatment solutions and are in the process of developing technologies that will eliminate the excess waste produced by beneficiating it into viable chemical products.