Water is a global concern
How it all began
The kick-off to revolutionize the treatment of waste water and desalination already began in 1988, in Villarrubia de los Ojos, Spain. Nicasio Paulino Mora Vallejo, the founder, wanted to exceed the established Spanish Health Department guidelines for acceptable water recycling practices. His aim was to recycle all industrial liquid waste from electrolytic plants that were required for his construction related business. Water usage and recycling was a difficult operation at the time, on one hand because of recurring drought in that part of Spain and on the other hand, particularly for water with a high metal content or with a high content of corrosive substances. The best processes for recycling at the time involved a process known as Reverse Osmosis. However, there are a few problems with reverse osmosis:
- Waste material could not be recovered
- Biocides and chemicals were required to clean the filters used in the process. These caused a change in the chemical composition of the by-products that made them unusable.
- It does not operate in ambient pressure, hence a lot of energy is required
Nicasio formed a team to tackle the issues that prevented recycling naturally and they turned their thoughts to a steam-based system. It needed to be efficient, environmentally friendly and allow full recovery of all the by-products that had previously been considered waste. In 1992, after several small-scale tests, the team created the first prototype for today’s machines. The test was to clean water with a high content of copper pyrophosphate. Since then there have been seven advancements in the machine’s development. Today’s technology process requires no chemicals, filters, or membranes; and represents the most advanced and environmentally friendly desalination and industrial waste water treatment system in the industry, as we know it. Systematic testing and a strong mission statement and value systems have helped Nicasio achieve what others had never considered possible before.
The next Mora family generation founded Mora Water Systems in 2014 with the aim to commercialize the highly innovative water treatment technology developed by their father Nicasio Paulino Mora Vallejo.