Why & For whom?

The Up-Welling solution in a few words :

Up-Welling is a project developing a pumping system without electricity, innovative and patented, with the aim of sending water to points located at altitude and treating polluted water everywhere on the planet.

Our technology, feed by a renewable energy, avoids the pitfall of pumps running on electricity, which affects economically the price per m3 of drinking water, making it inaccessible to populations in emerging countries.

The treatment of polluted water is today at the top of the global list of problematic for health

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SOLAR IMPULSE LABEL

Solution labeled by the Solar Impulse Foundation, showing the technical and economic efficiency of innovation. This label in agreement with the European Commission is equivalent to the CE label

(Link : Up Welling sur Solar Impulse )

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Logo Solar Impulse

SOLAR IMPULSE LABEL

Solution labeled by the Solar Impulse Foundation, showing the technical and economic efficiency of innovation. This label in agreement with the European Commission is equivalent to the CE label

(Link : Up Welling sur Solar Impulse )

+ 2 billion

people around the world have problems accessing drinking water (UNESCO).

844 million

people are deprived of any elementary drinking water service in the world (OMS).

300 million

people each year have their health affected by polluted water (ONU).

15,000 people

including 6,000 children, die every day from diseases linked to lack of water (UNESCO).

We operate in different priority contexts.

Economic development of developing countries

Presence of polluted surface water

installation a Containerized factory of the water treatment

who are we ?

The founding team

It was during a heated discussion about the water shortage in Cape Province, South Africa, that the idea for the Up-Welling project was born 3 years ago.

Our founding trio, Armand WAN-HOI, Pierre BIGNON and Anton BOUWER , 3 innovation enthusiasts, have since had only one goal: to bring this project to life.

The latter responds to a fundamental problem everywhere on the planet: providing the populations of developing countries with clean water for consumption where the stream are mostly polluted.

Our first step consisted in making a first prototype of a pump operating without electricity.
This challenge was great because no fully autonomous and automatic water lifting machine had ever existed before .

With the exception of course of the ram pump of the Montgolfier brothers!

However, the yield of our patented pump Up-Welling proves to be much better than the performance of our illustrious predecessors.

In 2019, we were able to conclusive trials with La Créole, the water and sanitation authority operating in the west of Reunion Island, to treat wastewater for the benefit of irrigation.

Today, we go to meet decision-makers and ONG from the Indian Ocean, Asia and Africa who face water-related issues and diseases on a daily basis.

Our role: to support them by implementing our technology to enable them to distribute perfectly drinkable water to their populations.

what ?

Presentation of our technical solution

The Up-Welling pump works with the energy of water from a manometric column , which can start upstream from a potentially polluted river. The pump is located downstream .

An automatic system ensures the alternation of the flow of the pressure column, on either side of the faces of a large motor cylinder, the sliding of which will mechanically cause pressure multiplier cylinders.

This pressure, multiplied with no other energy than that of water , is directed to an ultrafiltration or membrane nanofiltration plant.

The polluted primary water then becomes perfectly drinkable, without any energy cost penalizing the end consumer.

Such a machine for solving the problems of water supply comes at the right time in these times of climate change, causing droughts which can themselves lead to movements of populations outside the arid zones, and create serious political problems.

There are certainly hundreds of thousands of cities or towns around the world that could benefit from Up-Welling technology.

How ?

example of implantation

Below is an example of the implementation of Up-Welling pumping technology without electricity upstream of a village.

the major benefits

The major benefits in 3 points of our UP WELLING solution.

Treatment of polluted water

Water is a vital element for populations, being able to treat it and make it perfectly drinkable is our No. 1 commitment.

Renewable energy

The energy that our technology uses, the water itself, fits perfectly into the framework of energy and ecological transition policies.

financially accessibility

Our treatment of polluted water is carried out without any energy cost and therefore makes the price accessible to populations in emerging countries.

11 avenue Paul Julius BÉNARD, Plateau Caillou
97460, Saint-Paul, Réunion

Email : contact@up-welling.com

France, Réunion : +262 692 911 233

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