The success of agriculture depends of a suitable, correct and efficient nutrient and water absorption by the plants. It is also the means in which the essential metabolic processes, such as photosynthesis, take place. Water reuse and recycling are positive steps toward Sustainable and Healthy Food adaptation and mitigation for many reasons.
Until now no good alternative was available. Most alternatives are expensive or doesn’t bring solutions to the farmer resulting in a good quality.
When used in agriculture, wastewater and irrigation water treatment with the Complementary Innovethics® Technologies (CIT) like Bio-ionised water reduces the water footprint of food production while increasing the quality and quantity of the yield. It improves the bio-availability of adequate nutrients and fertilizers for crops so that mining for mineral fertilizers may be decreased, reducing the carbon footprint as well. CIT improves food nutrition and security, also in poor areas.
In areas with soil stress like drought, over fertilisation, high temperature, use of brackish water and even under stress of diseases, absorption of nutrients by the plant root cells is improved increasing the yield of crops by 20 to 50 %. This effect allows the production of crops on soils considered unsuitable for agriculture because of extreme environmental circumstances or lack of modern techniques.
The biocidal properties of CIT-treated water can also be applied as a non-toxic post treatment for fruits and vegetables extending the shelf life of the products by inhibiting the growth of pathogens and minimising the damage incurred during transportation and storage.
The biocidal properties of CIT-treated water can also be applied as a non-toxic post treatment for fruits and vegetables extending the shelf life of the products by inhibiting the growth of pathogens during transportation and storage.
For the 3 billion people living in areas of water scarcity by 2025 there is no option but to consider improved water treatment as part of the solution in their home town. Without better infrastructure and food management.
The financial, environmental and social costs associated with water quality and availability are projected to increase dramatically as populations continue to grow, unless unique innovations in water treatment receive attention.
CIT wastewater and irrigation water treatment is a game changer that offers remarkable environmental and financial results and can help to meet the “Sustainable and Healthy Food for All” challenges we are facing.