“Water is the driving force of all nature” Leonard De Vinci
The earth is called the blue planet because it is 71 % covered with water.
97,5% of this water is salted and constitutes the oceans, only the remaining 2,5% is freshwater which is distributed as follows:
– 68,7% is in glaciers
– 30,1% in groundwater
– 0,8% in permafrost
– 0,4% in surface and atmosphere
Unfortunately for us, the current situation is alarming.
Glacial melting has unfortunately become a daily subject because of global warming (press, newspapers, scientists)
Groundwater is becoming depleted and polluted cause of human activity. For decades, agriculture (66% of the toxic pollutants in the water), industry and individuals have used this resource regarded as infinite, and for lack of knowledge imagined that the soils would treat these polluted waters. The evolution of our knowledge demonstrates that human activity pollutes soil and water (chemically: pesticides, endocrine disrupters and microbiologically: bacteria and viruses).
Water cycles are currently being challenged by including human activity, which until then has been totally ignored in order to raise awareness among all individuals about the impact of their activity in water.
Soils don’t have the capacity to filter all chemical and organic elements and these are conveyed by water. The treatment of water pumped into unprotected groundwater is becoming increasingly difficult and requires major investments. Many regions in the world and in France are already experiencing dramatic situations with chemically polluted groundwater ( e.g: Britanny with nitrate concentrations of up to 50 mg/l, wine-growing areas with groundwater heavily polluted by pesticides).
Experts in the field of water exploitations, as well as ore carrier, have for some years identified this appearance of groundwater degradation, for example the company Agrivair (created since 1992) works in partnership with farmers to practice, among other things, zero pesticides (in 2015, 17 municipalities were involved in this process, thus preserving more than 10 000 hectares), however, this type of approach is still not widespread and LATULPA wants each individual to become the protector and sanitizer of his or her immediate environment
Product freshwater by the one from the air is an extremely promising alternative and why:
- The water contained in the air is significantly less chemically charged in polluting matter, the use of simple specific natural filters allows to produce demineralized water
- The water contained in the air is also significantly less microbiologically polluted. Microorganisms appreciate water as a vector of propagation, but also need support to fix themselves and material to grow, in the vaporized water its only spore and non-pathogenic microorganisms that can survive, so the treatment is clearly simplified
- Tap water is treated chemically to ensure is safety until it’s used by individuals. No chemical treatment with LATULPA. Water carafes remove some but not all chemical agents and may cause microbiological contamination if there not used properly. LATULPA uses this natural process to avoid those risks. Mineral waters are guaranteed natural and without chemical treatment, the microbiological risk is zero however the carbon footprint of this type of water consumption is important and the production of plastic bottles (PET) harmful to the environment.
LATULPA’s water is just as pure and without plastic.
LATULPA is able to producing different types of water depending on their use.
Pure and demineralized water.
Remineralised water from the first water production.
The first extremely safe water without a demineralized chemical treatment can be used for everyday uses such as dishwashing; showering, permaculture…
Once mineralized by a natural process, it is then possible to consume it.
Wastewater is then reused.
A household of 2,5 people uses on average in its dwelling 329 liters of water per day according to INSEE.
The concept (water recovery and recycling) must be able to produce 40 liters of mineralize water per day and 148 liters of demineralized water.
With a release into nature of non-polluting water (without chemical waste) of 180 liters day