What do we do?
Aqua Intelligent Technology (AIT) is an online consulting company developing a novel platform to increase the reliability and trustworthy of small drinking water treatment in small cities, farms, hotels, and cottages.
The product is Virtual Intelligent consulting (VIC) platform working on computers and cellphones. It integrates real-time operational parameters including maintenance history, visualise, and analyse them. It improves the reliability of consulting service by making a simple and effective social network and by analysing data, It helps operators to effectively get hold of the right solution in a short period of time.
The product improves the transparency. Operators are notified of any issue in the system and can send a report of the problem to the advisor, manager or administrator.
The current solution of real-time monitoring and alerting systems, called SCADA, has been designed for consultants and engineers. In the case of any operational issues, operator gets an alert via a text message from the consultant. Operator is then liable to contact the consultant about the solution in the case if it needs any technical support. This process is not transparent, takes considerable time, and has chances of human errors that reduce the reliability of consulting.
Our solution, however, minimizes failures due to operational issues by solving SCADA's drawbacks, predicting problems and generating solutions for fixing problem .
Impacts/improvements from implementing our technology
The beachhead market is 200,000 small water systems in Canada and US. While effective in reducing the cost of operation and maintenance (O&M) of public water systems, it is doable for private drinking water systems (~48% of small water systems) such as cottages, farms, Hotels and etc. The cost of operation and maintenance is $1 billion a year in Canada and approximately $83 billion in the world. It can be much lower by improving the quality of operation and reducing the cost of consulting. Intelligent consulting reduces the cost of O&M and improve the quality of water. Our vision is to be a solution for making safe and affordable drinking water for all small systems in the world.