New technology reduces water evaporation by 70 per cent

mohammed bin rashid city district one lagoon15 lagoons in the Middle East are expected to lower water waste after adopting film-based technology for its lagoons including 15 projects in the Middle East

New technological innovation to lower evaporation rates of crystal-clear lagoons by up to 70 per cent; new sustainable solution will further reduce evaporation, use just half the water of a park of the same size and up to 30 per cent less than an 18 hole golf course.

Crystal Lagoons, the multinational innovation company, has developed new film-based evaporation technology for its global portfolio of crystal-clear lagoons, including 15 projects in the Middle East.

The cutting-edge technology, which will be showcased as part of the company’s offering at Cityscape Global, taking place at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 6-8 September, lowers water-waste rates by up to 70 per cent, further enhancing Crystal Lagoons’ sustainable credentials.

Exclusively manufactured in Canada for Crystal Lagoons, the technology consists of adding a special additive to the water which spreads an invisible anti-evaporation layer on the surface of the lagoon. This additive can be used at different water temperatures and withstand wind and rain. The technology is already being used in existing Crystal Lagoon developments and will be a key component in the Mohammed Bin Rashid City District One lagoon in Dubai, where the eight-hectare phase one is almost complete.

“As a company we’re acutely aware of the impact water shortage creates for 40 per cent of the global population. As such, an integral part of our corporate social responsibility mandate is to support and energy saving solutions through our innovative and technological breakthroughs,” said Carlos Salas, Crystal Lagoons regional director for the Middle East.

Crystal Lagoons’ projects represent very low water consumption rates, requiring just half the water of a park of the same size and up to 30 times less water needed by a golf course - the new anti-evaporation film technology is set to further negate water consumption rates. The additive is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), the international body tasked with protecting the world’s food, water, consumer products and the environment.

Crystal lagoons has built a reputation on innovation and sustainability, underscored by patents awarded in the US via the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (UNPTO) Green Fast Track programme, responsible for technology patents that have a positive impact both ecologically and environmentally with just one out of 1,500 applications unsuccessful.

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