FONTIKULUS sells water vending machines. These machines are self-contained, free standing machines to be located inside a room or under a shed. The consumers have to bring their own container. We have the objective to cease the creation of waste out of plastic pet bottles. Another advantage is immediate result in saving on the expense on the plastic bottle. All the treatment components of machines are made of Food grade materials, so they produce best quality drinking water.
Manufacturing and installation
1. Compact size
2. Easy to install
3.Low cost solution compared to large water treatment plants
Operation & Maintenance
1. Very little maintenance requirement
2.Operating cost is very low
Community health & social benefit
1. Good quality of treated water as per World Health Organization (WHO) Standard
2. Treated water shall be free from bacteria and other micro-organisms
3.Drinking using this water shall reduce water-borne diseases and help in overall health improvement
4. It will promote employment of rural youth and self-help groups
Stages of Purification
Quality of water from the vending machine is better than any other form of purified water, as the same is consumed immediately after purification. In the Vending Machine raw water is passed through various treatment stages with the goal to bring the all the parameters of water as per WHO standard. Stages of purification are as follows:
Sand-filtration: Treatment Process begins with Pressure Sand Filtration to reduce turbidity and suspended solids to the required level.
Activated carbon filtration: Generally Activated Carbon Filtration follows Pressure Sand Filtration. Activated carbon filtration is effective in adsorbing a wide variety of organic compounds, including ones that can impart taste, odor and color, or that may be potentially carcinogenic such as THMs or other volatile organics. Carbon filters also may be used to remove or reduce chlorine that can otherwise damage reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.
Micron Cartridge Filter: 5-micron pre-filters installed ahead of a reverse osmosis system to remove particles that could clog up membranes and deteriorate performance.
Reverse Osmosis: Reverse Osmosis equipment is the heart of the treatment system.RO equipment normally follows pre-filtration in the treatment sequence. The unit receives feed water under pressure at one end of its semi-permeable membrane. The water essentially is forced through the membrane one drop at a time. As the water passes through the membrane, contaminants are left behind in the "reject" water that either can be returned to the RO membrane for further treatment or, more frequently, is discharged to waste. RO systems are effective in reducing TDS; metals such as arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead and sodium; nitrates; asbestos; radium; Giardia cysts; and bacteria. The effectiveness of the membrane depends on age, the type of contaminants and the concentration of solids in the feed water.
Disinfection: Disinfection is the last step in the treatment process before water is dispensed and usually is accomplished by exposing the water to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV light destroys microorganisms by scrambling their DNA structure, which interferes with cell reproduction. Radiation dosage, exposure time and water quality must be considered for effective germicidal treatment.
Special features of Water Vending Machine
1. Minimum five stages of purification
2. Solar Power (Dual mode) as main source of energy
3. GSM facility
4. Voice interactive option
5. Customised solution based on water source
6. Mineral rich product water