R.E.C.L.A.I.M

Safe water for ALL humanity

At R.E.C.L.A.I.M, we design low-maintenance solar-powered water reservoir systems that deliver safe water to communities and households

Use Case

Nebi Preschool doesn't have a municipal water connection and depends on a seasonal river that is shared with rest of county as well as livestock. Despite this source being overwhelmingly unsafe, it is all the school can rely on. Kids are often out of school sick from drinking the contaminated water. The principal's options are limited to either boiling water for all 250 kids or using chemicals to treat the water, which are sold dearly over 300 km away. Once R.E.C.L.A.I.M's Smart Tank is installed, the school can leverage cleaner rainwater that the tank filters and heats using solar energy. In addition, water from other sources may be added and similarly sanitized, ready for drinking. Since the tank is modular, regular school staff can maintain it themselves with ease.

Potential

Large sections of the developing world's population have no access to safe drinking water because establishing and maintaining water treatment plants is neither affordable nor practical in these areas. Ordinary water tanks are designed primarily for storage, often accumulating dangerous microorganisms over time. The R.E.C.L.A.I.M Smart Tank is able to seamlessly filter and decontaminate rainwater wherever it is installed. The tank also continually self-decontaminates, preventing the accumulation of germs. We have optimized our prototypes both for public infrastructure like schools & hospitals, but also for households. Once mass production commences, the project has the potential to positively alter safe water access dynamics in remote and crisis situations.

Business Case

The R.E.C.L.A.I.M Smart Tank project will rely mainly on direct sales of tanks and parts, as well as installation and institutional maintenance services. We are also designing a water distillation add-on to produce ultra-pure water for medical use. The project will also have a grant-funded nonprofit group that delivers the solution to needy schools and hospitals at little or no cost. Since the potential market for our products is worldwide, we see opportunities for growth via a licensing model or direct investments all over the world.

Objectives:

  1. To deliver affordable, low maintenance safe water systems for all of humanity.

Team Team R.E.C.L.A.I.M

Kampala, Uganda

  • Science / Engineering
  • Environment / Sustainability
  • Global

Our Team

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Our Mission

R.E.C.L.A.I.M is a safe water project creating low-cost water harvesting and automatic heating solutions for schools, hospitals and rural households.

Our Background

We are appalled by the number of people in the world who are unable to access clean, safe water. Therefore, we're going about creating sustainable solar-aided water decontamination solutions accessible to poor households and public spaces.

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Idea 18 Prototyping / Published December 7, 2014 by Gerald Nyende

Idea 18 Prototyping

Design Lab session / Published December 7, 2014 by Gerald Nyende

Design Lab session

Richard from the core team explains away

More bad ideas! / Published December 7, 2014 by Gerald Nyende

More bad ideas!

Logo sketching Ideation / Published December 7, 2014 by Gerald Nyende

Logo sketching Ideation

What logo design can do to a work space

Our Team

Our Mission

R.E.C.L.A.I.M is a safe water project creating low-cost water harvesting and automatic heating solutions for schools, hospitals and rural households.Read More

Our Background

We are appalled by the number of people in the world who are unable to access clean, safe water. Therefore, we're going about creating sustainable solar-aided water decontamination ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.