BN Aqua Solutions
Providing innovative water solutions
education. Boitumelo Nkatlo
BN Aqua Solutions uses a metallurgical waste product to treat acidic water to potable stage. The treated acid mine water is then sold to mines to save on drinking water costs and reduces the mines’ dependency from the municipalities. As the operating mines are large consumers of drinking water, this increases municipalities’ water capacity and the country's water footprint. The custom-made packaged treatment plants will be built and set up onsite at the mines.
The University of Johannesburg is a South African University that has assisted BN Aqua Solutions with research and owns the intellectual property of the project.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has funded and helped to build the prototype. The prototype is also based at the CSIR.
The SEED Africa Awards 2019 in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards 2019 in South Africa are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.