OMI is not only versatile due to its scalability and by-products, but also because it can be used with more than just swells in the ocean. From the beginning of our product development cycle, we’ve known that we wanted to create a system that can be used to harness water-power from swells in the ocean, as well as from rivers, wells, and water treatment facilities alike. With the system OMI has developed, we are going to be able to help a lot of people in need.
As we speak, farmers in California are literally pulling out their crops because of the water restrictions from the drought. Consumers are already starting to feel the affects of agricultural hardship; in fact, last March we saw the largest price increase of produce at grocery stores in a 30 day period there has ever been. These farmers are drilling wells on their land to get water to their crops, but the wells are full of salt water! So, how do you use water from your well if it is saturated with salt? Reverse-osmosis filtration, of course – but the problem is that it costs an awful lot of money to pressurize water enough to go through extremely small RO membranes because of electricity. OMI’s design removes this factor by not needing an external fuel source in order to pressurize.
What we’ve created to help out with non-costal communities is a vault system. The system is self contained, it requires only the flow of water. It can be scaled to accommodate any head pressure and any volume, and can even be just 1 single pump that sends reject water back to the source. The system works by taking an inflow of water into a chamber. As that chamber fills and lifts our floatation device & sleeved chamber, it triggers a mechanical gate that opens as a result of the pump lift. When the gate opens it empties the current vault and fills the next vault.
Here’s a sneak peek at the CAD drawings for the vault system’s design. For more information contact our President by emailing Dwight@oceanmotionintl.com.