casestudies

Case Studies

 

Edget Orphanage, Addis Ababa

edget-squareEdget is one of the small orphanages in Addis Ababa. Its a private orphanage and it accommodates around 30-40 babies and toddlers. Access to a clean water supply and sanitation in Ethiopia is amongst the lowest in the entire world. With high levels of bacteria, virus, cysts and heavy metals in the water supply, we want to provide clean water to the children of Edget. We have just installed our WaterQube Maxi to provide clean water to the whole orphanage, removing the risk of children’s getting preventable waterborne diseases.

 

Shamida Children’s Home, Addis Ababa

shamida-squareShamida Children’s home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia also cares for disadvantaged and orphaned children, as well as employing nannies that have suffered from Fistula. Fistula patience need to drink 4 to 5 litres of water per day. This was costing the orphanage USD6000 per year, just so the nannies could have safe drinking water. We installed two WaterQube Mini’s at the orphanage which will provide safe drinking water to the nannies and Childrens and save the orphanage (which gets no government funding) USD30000-40000 over the next 5 years.

 

Narromine Cotton Growers

Narromine Cotton Farmers, The Gill Family, were trying to reduce pumping costs and saw Solar Pumping as a fantastic opportunity to reduce one of the largest costs to their business.

CHALLENGES

Being an early adopter of new technology brought with it challenges in terms of system performance and risk. The logistics of installing a large-scale solar array, the management of both PV and diesel backup and the replacement of a traditional line-shaft turbine with a submersible electric pump all brought engineering challenges to the project.

SOLUTION

Good for Life’s Partner, SPS installed a complete system consisting of a 55kw Submersible Pump and Motor, Solar Variable Speed Drive with Line Filter and REAQUA Control Panel allowing for automatic control of solar and diesel generator based power. The control panel enables switching between solar and generator power based on irradiance level at start and end of day. The system can run in solar-only or solar-generator mode when continuous pumping is required.

An ‘Observant’ system allows for remote monitoring and control of the pump and generator. The PV system consists of a 100kw ground mounted array designed and installed by SPS.
The pumping system was designed to produce 190m3/hour at 57 metres head but with capability to run in excess of 50Hz and provide more flow should sufficient solar power be available.

RESULT

The system was commissioned in December 2015 with great success. Andrew Gill said “we are very happy with the result of the project. It is refreshing to listen to the water falling and breaking on itself without the sound of a diesel engine. I have become a very vocal advocate of solar pumping and there has already been great interest from other farmers in the district.”

While early days, the solar pumping system has already seen over 30% reduction in fuel use while continuous pumping during the heavy irrigation periods in January.

 

Wüetrich Switzerland

chicken-fogged-in-the-coolerIt begins:

      1. With the misting of the fertilized eggs before the brood in the incubator, then we mist with a wet fog.
      2. On the 17th day of the incubation, the nozzle in the slip breeder cabinet is implemented during the entire time until the chicks hatch, with an output of 200g per hour Steriplant for about 15,000 eggs.
      3. On the 21st day, the chickens come from the breeders, they are very fit and aren’t without weakened by formalin disinfection, with about 40 to 42 g per piece.

 

Next to the farmer:
4. Before the mast stall is occupied with chicks, the stable is sufficiently cleaned and dried. After we nebulize with approx. 15 g Steriplant per Quebec meter.
5. Using the DOSATRON, all drinking water lines are flushed with 5% Steriplant blue, so that ensuring those are also sterile.
6. Then, the chicks are inserted in the stable.
7. During the whole period of the fattening – Steriplant Blue to doses and 1-10 day 1%, 10 to the end of the fattening period 0.5%.

So we will achieve the following results:
-No antibiotics usage
-No salmonella and Campylobacter in the living chicken, also not on the meat that is detectable.
-Mortality rate below 3%
-During the fattening period of 36 days in Switzerland, we gain a Livestock weight of 300 g more per chicken, than average.

Thus the proof is that the use of Steriplant Blue in the chicken production brings:
-economic surplus
-a healthy chicken meat production without formalin and antibiotics.
-These chickens can safely be exported, without any restrictions. Exposed to fresh air via freight or truck, in all countries of the world especially in the high-priced countries (Switzerland and Germany)

Especially, the bio (organic) standards can be reached more easily and that meaning even greater economic success, allowing greater supply to the huge demand.
To round off this whole production, the chicken slaughterhouse should be nebulise, along with the slaughtered chicken with Steriplant used on it in the refrigerator during the cooling period.
This means advantage that the fresh chicken meat’s shelf life extends up to 8 days, to a total of at least 16 days, for export by air freight which is the main selling point.