Canada's Pacific Blue Solutions Invited To Give Green Technology Demonstration In China By The CTC

Small Canadian company can solve China's biggest problem - their clean water crisis, as Beijing experiences record drought, and 40% of China's population must now walk more than a mile for a drink of clean water.

Today at a press conference, Mark Davis the CTO of Toronto's Pacific Blue Solutions confirmed that the company has been invited to Beijing, China by the China Trade Commission for consultation and demonstrations of their water reclamation technologies. "We have agreed to consult with the CTC and to give some demonstrations to some environmental engineering students at Tsinghua University of how we can solve China's growing water crisis.

Currently, Beijing is experiencing a 110 day drought that will soon imperil fresh water supplies for the city of 18 million people. On a larger scale, China has one of the largest pollution problems in the world according to the McKinsey group which reported that since 2005, China's pollution rate has increased 61%, and currently the world's most populous nation of 1.5 billion people pollutes twice as much water as it consumes every day. "China has become of a victim of its own phenomenal growth" explained Davis. Without some advanced technologies, China will run out of clean water by 2025. At present 60% of China's water supplies are heavily polluted and unfit for human use, and tap water in 24 major cities contain dangerous levels of mercury and other contaminants.

PBS has technology available to solve both the water shortage problems of Beijing and the nationwide pollution problems according to Davis, who gave a 5 minute live demonstration at the press conference where a tablespoon of organic PBS5 powder was stirred into a two liter bottle of raw sewage. In less than 5 minutes the filthy water was crystal clear with all the contaminants sinking to the bottom in clumps resembling beads about 2 millimeters in diameter. "This is our solution for for the pollution" Davis explained as he went on to say that PBS could reclaim any polluted lake, river, or reservoir by removing 99.2% of all contaminants "if China is willing to spend the money".

The PBS5 powder developed by Pacific Blue Solutions removes not only particulate matter, but also, mercury, ammonia, distillates, oils, sulfates, sulfides, phosphates, chlorides, chlorates, dioxin, most heavy metals, and even chemical and biological warfare agents like anthrax. This technology was originally designed for the U.S. military troops who may find themselves fighting in hostile territories where no clean water is available.

So what's the cost of this green powder. "That depends where it is processed" explained Davis. Currently manufactured in Canada, a kilo that can treat 100,000 liters of water, has a retail cost of $7, but according to Davis, if manufactured in China, the cost could be cut in half. "We can provide China millions of gallons of fresh clean water every day for less than five cents per liter" added Davis.

As for Beijing's water shortage, PBS has also designed and offers waste to water plants that converts landfill garbage into pure drinking water, solving two ecological problems at once. "Our plants can take 500 metric tons of garbage and produce 100 million liters of pure drinking water every day". One third of Beijing's daily water consumption could be supplied from local landfills which have accumulated over 30 million tons of trash over the last five years.

Davis went on to explain that 50% of all garbage is water content, and with the new green PBS waste to water technology most any major city with a population of at least 2 million people could actually net about $10,000 a day in water sales, while safely disposing of their garbage. A city like Beijing could easily net $50,000 or more every day, and pay for our plant within 3-5 years from the proceeds. PBS plants W2W have a useful life of 20 years.

Pacific Blue Solutions recently submitted a bid to take over the water treatment operation of Sao Paolo, Brazil - another country facing catastrophic industrial and agricultural growth at the expense of the environment.

During the Q&A session, Davis handled a variety of questions and it was learned that PBS has also just developed a new green powder technology that could have been used to contain the BP gulf spill if applied within 48 hours of the accident. Unlike the other PBS powder which sinks, the new PBS9 powder would absorb the oil, prevent dispersion, and float on the surface awaiting recovery by skimmers.

With China now outspending America almost by 30% on green technology development, Davis said he was optimistic that PBS would soon be selling a technology transfer license to China. He also promised to confirm the dates of the Tsinghua demonstration within the next 30 days.


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