Growing food in the deserts of the UAE. Patented globally. 50L/square meter/day.
Forests capture 1.5 million tons of CO2 per square mile and there are millions of square miles of idle desert. A desert in Sharjah, UAE has our Smart Fore.st technology installed. For a few hundred dollars per unit, with minimal human interaction, we generate 20 liters of distilled water per square meter per day. Our technology has been evaluated by a major US National Laboratory.
Proven, Productive, Patented
The Undesert Solar WAstewater Purification (SWAP) device has been deployed and tested in the deserts of New Mexico and the UAE. SWAP takes wastewater such as runoff, brackish water, production water, saline/seawater, and so on, and condenses a stream of ultra pure (5 PPM TDS) water at up to 50 liters per square meter per day. Our technology is protected by multiple issued US patents.
Nicholas has been a serial-entrepreneur since his first startup concept was funded and he left his software-development position at Deloitte Consulting. Since that time he has worked to refine his business skills, serving at different times as CTO, CEO, and Founder of Auditude. A part of Auditude (called IntoNow) was spun-off in 2010 and was acquired by Yahoo in 2011. In November that same year, Auditude was acquired by Adobe Systems. Nicholas is a BS/BA/MBA, angel investor, father, and a trained Climate Reality Leader.
Hill is the inventor/developer of SR solar desalination technology. Over 12 years, he has taken the technology from initial testing through evolution, patenting in the US and internationally, and supervision of shop assembly and field construction of the first operating systems. Hill has direct operating, research and troubleshooting experience with over 50 chemical, petrochemical and refining processes and extensive experience in designing, operating and problem solving the patented solar desalination process. He has 2 granted US patents and 3 international patents.
Tianmei is a native Chinese who naturalized and now speaks better English than her husband Nik. She keeps the company - and household - together. She is currently part time at Los Alamos Public Schools in addition to her duties at Undesert.
Extreme weather is here to stay, more powerful storms, hotter, drier summers, catastrophic flooding... This global imbalance needs to be corrected. We are proposing turning ~4% of our unused desert land into productive agricultural land. That would be enough to solve our CO2 problem, and then some.
Don't we have tons of water?
Not really. The USGS calculated that the amount of water in all the oceans, rolled up into a ball is about the diameter of Texas. The amount of fresh water from streams or snow that could be used for agriculture is the medium ball, and our clean drinking water is that tiny dot!
I heard we have a lifetime to work on this!
Yes, but... Every day the effects of climate change show themselves, from tornados to fires, from flooding to infestations. Our award-winning solution has been demonstrated to change barren, unusable land, into productive, fertile crop land. So why not?
Undesert is a Delaware C corporation in good standing based in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. Undesert's SWAP technology turns underground/ocean salty water into deionized water, and dry salt with no liquid waste - Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD). Processes are 100% driven with renewable solar energy; multiple use of solar energy results in high energy efficiencies.