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Earth Fokus develops water saving nozzle for taps


Introduction

Earth Fokus has developed nozzles for taps that reduce water wastage.

Product or concept

They have two types of nozzles designed – Commercial use and Residential Use.

Problem being solved

Quantity of water wasted due to improper installation/design of taps in commercial and residential buildings.

Process or technology involved

  • The retrofit devices use atomization technology to release water in the form of mist like spray.
  • Speed of water is at 600 ml/minute (instead of 12 L/minute).

Sustainability benefits

  • Use of sustainable materials in making of the product.
  • Reduces the amount of water wasted.

User segments that will benefit

  • Commercial Spaces – Ex. Office buildings etc
  • Residential Complexes

People or organizations involved

Co: Earth Fokus

People: Roshan Karthik and Arun Subramaniam

Innovations or USPs

  • Ability for the devices to save water – up to 35 L/day. This reduces water wastage by 95%.
  • The nozzles are made from brass – this material can sustain hard water qualities.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Material Engineering
  • Mechanical Enginnering
  • Water Management and Conservation

Other interesting highlights

  • The nozzle uses 15-20 ml of water in a single hand wash.
  • Cognizant purchased the nozzles and set it up in 3 of their offices in Chennai.

 


Office located at:

Injambakkam

Videos

Introducing QUAMIST | THE 95% WATER SAVER | EarthFokus

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A Chennai-Based Company Has Come Up With A Device That Can Cut Your Water Usage By 95%! : The article delves into the process that enables the retrofit device to reduce water wastage.

Chennai Engineers Develop Nozzles To Cut Water Wastage By 95%, Save 35 Litres/Day : The article follows the founders' journey in developing the product over months and how such a simple design innovation can reduce urban waste wastage.

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Earth Fokus : You can contact them through the details given on their website.

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Earth Fokus - Products : You can purchase the produts from their website.

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Designing Smart Urban Water Systems: Marcus Quigley at TEDxBeaconStreet : The TED video details the complexity of the water management problem in cities and how innovative solutions are providing value to water accounting.

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