Since the founding of of Water Science Biotech’s parent company, WaterScience Inc. (“WSI”) in 1980 it has helped thousands of industrial clients eliminate their waste, profitably. This requires detailed examination and analysis of current or projected processes starting with the specific raw materials being used; each manufacturing process being employed or to be employed; and the targeted finished product. The hallmark of WSB’s and WSI’s Technology is it is innovative. WSI transformed industrial thinking of how to perceive waste by critically thinking about the problem and WSB is doing the same. Through application of unique creativity to all aspects of waste millions of tons of solid, liquid and gaseous waste have been eliminated. Using the creativity developed over 40 years WSI & WSB are transforming Agriculture, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Animal Husbandry, Golf Courses and all gardens to reduce contamination of waterways, minimize greenhouse gases and reduce the billion tons per year of hazardous solid waste being generated in the United States.
WSB Four-Step Process Design
WSB employs a four-step approach in designing unique processes for industry. WSB’s parent company WSI has used this protocol for 40 + years; and, when practiced, new processes are designed and engineered with almost a 100% reliability of transference to commercial scale.
Technical and Economic Feasibility Analysis and Conceptual Design
The desired output or result of the process is clearly defined. Prior art is reviewed including patents. A complete literature search is performed. Competitive processes are examined and thoroughly evaluated. WSB’s archives of processes and process technologies are reviewed and analyzed for relevance to the new process. The specific new process is defined including quantity and composition of raw materials and desired finished products. Disposition of co-products and by-products are projected. One or more approaches to processing the subject material (or candidate processes) are developed.
Lab tests are performed on the candidate processes, using raw materials from the generating source, to indicate the technical efficacy of one or more methods of meeting the process goals. Candidate approaches are provided by Step 1 of the WSB Process Design Protocol. The deliverable for each approach includes samples of finished products prepared on a lab scale as well as complete analyses of the finished products.
Pilot Plant Testing
Based on the results of laboratory testing, the best candidate process technology(ies) is/are selected for pilot plant testing. The purpose of pilot plant testing is to re-confirm technical efficacy of a technology on a scale which has been demonstrated to be transferable to commercial scale. The second purpose/objective of a pilot plant is to define the capital and operating costs of a process ± 20%. The deliverables from a pilot plant are samples of finished products of sufficient quantity for supply to future customers for their analysis/testing. Additionally, details of projected capital and operating costs are provided.
Final Technical and Economic Feasibility Analysis
In the final step, the WSB Design Protocol integrates all of the data and results from prior steps for presentation to the client. Permitting issues, if any, are defined and addressed. Agreements for sale or disposition of all of the process products are negotiated and executed. Proposals for detailed engineering, process fabrication, installation and start-up are received. Thus, the deliverable for Step 4 is detailed capital costs including timelines for construction and start-up.