by Marie Kauna – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
Global Aquatica is a self-funded company that has spent three-four years researching an innovative technology that could convert acid mine drainage into drinkable water.
After years of research, the company has developed a new technology that can convert mine water into drinking water.
The technology when tested in several local mines has shown that it is effective and can be used in mining areas to convert drainage water into good use.
The technology has also converted contaminants in the water, which were highly useful, and were exported and sold to other countries by the company.
While record-breaking drought continues to affect the many people across the globe, and with future forecasts predicting it might not be contained, the technology could be both a breakthrough and rescue measure for many.
According to Managing Director of Global Aquatica, Sam Costin, “the technology converts the acid mine drainage that’s produced by most of the mining industry in Australia into quality drinking water”, and can be “sent off to other neighbouring farms and used for irrigation”.
With more than 35 years of experience, Sam has worked in conjunction with Australian universities plus mining companies to create and develop this sustainable technology of converting acid water into good use.
The company is currently working with two other mines in the area while another 30 shortlisted mining companies are still yet to try out the water conversion technology.