Tenkiv designs, builds and implements advanced clean energy systems. We developed a fully integrated solar energy system that provides renewable energy at a lower cost than any alternative including fossil fuels, transforming the argument about choosing between ‘green’ expensive energy and ‘dirty’ finite energy. Our technology is well suited for many applications including providing energy for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings as well as for water sterilization, desalination and reclamation. In evaluating how our innovative technology could be most effectively launched to impact a pressing global problem we focused our attention on water purification using our solar thermal and heat recovery system to pasteurize biologically contaminated water. By using our proprietary and revolutionary PII Thermal Circuit we have removed the barrier of the high cost for energy that is normally required to eliminate viruses, bacteria and parasites from water using heat sterilization. Tenkiv’s innovative technology provides a practical, affordable way to bring clean water and renewable energy to communities around the world thereby preventing the needless suffering caused by waterborne diseases. The Tenkiv Nexus presents a game changing technology for water purification at a game changing cost.
The Tenkiv Nexus can have profound, sustainable results on the pervasive and dire problem of lack of access to clean water across the globe. At least one third of the world’s population currently does not have access to safe drinking water. Diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio would be significantly ameliorated if clean water can simply be made available to those populations. Hundreds of thousands of deaths can be avoided by implementing our method of sterilizing water from biologically contaminated sources. Currently, at least 1.8 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with feces. Most countries in Africa, Asia, South America and Eastern Europe are affected by this problem. The impact is primarily on the most economically disadvantaged communities. Biologically contaminated water is estimated to cause over 500,000 deaths each year including the loss of 2200 children daily. Additionally, over 200,000,000 people contract acute chronic disease caused by parasitic worms in water.
The Tenkiv Nexus also helps to solve other pressing issues. Women and children are often responsible for acquiring safe drinking water. This task involves potentially dangerous and time consuming treks of several miles or more, often in adverse conditions. Gaining access to pure water by sterilizing the water from a local well or surface water source can transform many communities.