TITAN 200 FWSS Freshwater Supply Platform
Continueing the design capabilties of the Titan 200 MSIP we have provided another solution to the needs of the world for Fresh water supply.
The system is Mobile Self Installing and converts to a fixed Platform "MSIP"
The FWSS Platform Inaddition is Self Powered and Self Contained.
The system enables the user to locate the platform where it is needed, redeployable to new sites or capable of working upto 25 years at one location "ABS Certified" to meet the latest CAT5 Storm Regulations.
Locally operated or remote monitored the platform(s) maybe linked togeather as a muti-platform facilitity or used as a single platform supply.
Onboard equipment maybe custom configured to enable the system to provide the precise level of quality required water supply and at the volume needed.
USPat 7163355 and several Forgien Patents
As part of water resources management in small islands, it is important to understand the amount and pattern of water usage. The main uses of freshwater in small islands of the Pacific are:
• Water supply for human settlements, both urban
• Industrial activities (mainly in larger urban centers)
• Agriculture and forestry.
• Environmental needs.
The primary use for freshwater on small islands is water supply to urban and rural communities. Additional freshwater supplies are required in some islands to support tourist facilities, limited industry and farm and domestic animals. Overall, there is only minor utilization of freshwater for industrial purposes,including mining, on small islands. Irrigated agriculture is not common on most small islands due to the limited water resources and abundant direct rainfall.
Freshwater resources in small islands can be classified in two main categories as follows:
• Naturally occurring water resources requiring a relatively low level of technology in order to develop
them. This category, which is sometimes referred to as ‘conventional’ water resources, includes surface water, groundwater and rainwater.Most island states have occurrences of drought, storms and other natural and man made conditions that effect the “Natural” water production. Fuel cost for power generation, continues to rise as the cost of a barrel of oil rises, transport cost of fuels to island states intern contribute to the problem of cost to produce in an environment and economic model that can not support these cost.
• Water resources involving a higher level of technology (sometimes referred to as “non-conventional” water resources).This category includes desalination, importation and wastewater reuse.Other “non-conventional” water resources include use of seawater or brackish water for selected non-potable requirements (e.g. wastewater disposal or fire-fighting) and substitution (e.g. coconut water has been used as a substitute for fresh drinking water).
Desalination is another, but less common method of freshwater production. Desalination systems are based on a distillation or a membrane process.
Distillation processes include multi-stage flash (MSF), multiple effect (ME) and vapor compression (VC). Membrane processes include reverse osmosis (RO) and electro dialysis (ED). The most common method used in small island countries is RO.
Desalination plants are a relatively expensive and complex method of obtaining freshwater for small islands. The cost of producing desalinated water is almost invariably higher than conventional’ options (e.g. pumping of groundwater) due to the high energy and operating expenses.The main drawback of desalination however, is the shortage of trained individuals and spare parts to maintain such systems. There are numerous examples of abandoned desalination plants throughout the Pacific. However, its selected use, especially in tourist resorts, can reduce the demand put upon conventional water resources.
The Titan 200 FWSS platform solves these restrictions for the island states and their populist as our system is less expensive to build and install than a standard land based facility, it is less expensive to operate as the wind is the power source for the entire operation (self powered and self contain) water is produced 24/7 and all additional power that is not used by the platform is offloaded to the grid and used for alternate power requirements further driving down the cost of installation and operations of the platform.
The availability of water is only restricted by the availability of wind, which in almost all island states there is a constant wind source. Water is produced and stored on the island and the facilities that are island based such as pump stations and holding facilities are powered by the same power source.
Cost of Water Traditional vs Titan 200 FWSS
$ per 1000 gallons
$ per month
Existing Traditional Supply
New Desalted Water(land based plant)
Titan 200 FWSS
(1) Cost includes all costs to consumers for treatment and delivery.(2) Cost is based on a family of four using 100 gallons per day per person, for a total monthly use of 12,000 gallons. Cost is based on the average of the “To Consumer” cost shown.(3) Brackish is moderately salty-1,000-5000mg/l total dissolved solids (TDS)(4) Seawater contains 30,000-35,000mg/l TDS(5) Cost is for typical urban coastal community in the USA . Costs for inland communities may be higher.
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