Metito’s new venture ‘Biopipe’
Water treatment company Metito has signed a licensing agreement with Swiss start-up Biopipe Global AG to offer a novel in-pipe wastewater treatment technology to the Africa and Asian markets.
Called Biopipe, the process claims to treat wastewater inside a pipe, which then passes through a filtration stage to complete the treatment.
According to a press release from Metito, Biopipe “produces no sludge, no odour, no sound, and no waste”.
The idea behind is the system is that it can be installed in modules, like “Lego”, with a scale varying between three to 10,000 people according to the firm.
Comprising a tank, pipe modules, circulation and clean water pumps and a UV filter, the company said that solid waste such as tissues, plastic and plastic bags that enters the wastewater system will be treated by a filter in the Biopipe tank.
Three options are offered for levels of clean up wastewater – organic farming, garden watering and finally discharge – taking a four hour process time, Biopipe has said.
Fady Juez, managing director, Metito said: “The Biopipe wastewater treatment system really is a game changer. In an era when the world is looking to enhance water security and sustainability, enabling individuals to manage and treat their wastewater at an affordable cost is critical to widening the awareness of looking after our resources.
“Biopipe, is an intelligent wastewater treatment solution that can be easily installed in a house as well as integrated into a plant to service an entire city. This really is revolutionary and I am confident that Metito will help globalize Biopipe.”
Enver Misirli, Co-CEO Biopipe, said: “The success of Biopipe has really been down to the vision we had of creating a wastewater treatment system that is inspired by nature and that can have a positive impact on the world. Signing this agreement with Metito will help take this vision to new realities as we reach out to more communities, further contributing to sustaining the world’s precious water resources.”