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Wastewater refers to any type of water supply that has been used once before and contains waste products. It is commonly associated with municipal wastewater which is the result of mixed used water from different sources.

Wastewater is increasingly used for multiple purposes including agriculture and aquaculture in developing and industrialized countries and Irricycle has devised the technology and solutions to address the problem at hand.

With developing competition between agriculture and urban areas for high quality freshwater supplies, particularly in dry, semi-dry and densely populated regions, there is greater pressure for wastewater resources. In many cases, it is better to use wastewater or Greywater in agriculture than to use higher-quality fresh water, because crops benefit from the nutrients they contain. Thus, wastewater and Greywater can help to meet water demand and allow the preservation of high-quality water resources for drinking water supplies.

Read more about Irricycle Greywater and Desalination solutions.

Grey Water

Greywater is non-industrial wastewater generated from domestic processes such as dish washing, laundry and bathing. Greywater gets its name from its cloudy appearance and from its status as being neither fresh nor heavily polluted. Greywater is comprised of 50-80% of residential wastewater. Urban water saving and recycling can actually reduce the domestic water demand by more than 30%.
Greywater recycling is a complex process that incorporates biological treatment, filtration and disinfection by using a Membrane BioReactors (MBR) for Greywater reclamation. MBR is the latest development in Greywater treatment, producing high level of effluents and including a membrane filtration unit as an integral part of the system.

Irricycle offers a highly economical solution for factories, hotels, Spa's and country clubs that assures ROI (Return On Investment) with low cost water reclaim and all necessary marketing and environmental benefits.

Greywater Recycling Process


Desalination is the process used to remove excess salt or minerals from water. Desalinated water can be converted to fresh water suitable for human consumption or irrigation, providing a cost-effective way of developing fresh water in regions where fresh water is limited. Desalination is carried out in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean, Southern Europe, China, Singapore and the USA.

Desalination separates saline water into two streams:
  • The fresh water stream with a low concentration of dissolved salts
  • The concentrate or brine stream that contains the remaining dissolved salts

Different technologies are available for the separation of the saline water. The amount of the feed water discharged to waste in the brine stream varies from 20 to 70 percent of the feed flow, depending on the technology used and the salt content of the feed water.

Irricycle provides an economical solution for the desalination of sea and salt water. Desalinated seawater is ideal for beach showers, water taps for rinsing sand from hands and feet and the irrigation of all plant life in proximity with the sea shore.