The Internet of Water: the Swiss cleantech startup Droople announces a unique solution for water-dispensing equipment helping to protect our source of life
PUIDOUX, Switzerland, 2 November, 2021 – Representing Swiss innovation at the Swiss Pavillion of the World Expo in Dubai, Droople introduces new solutions at the service of the circular economy under the label “Smart Cities”.
Although water shortages become a hot topic, water-related data is yet almost non-existent. In our modern data-driven society, promotion of water conservation to the large public along with the tools for its responsible use rely on the precise knowledge of both water supply and consumption. Droople leverages water usage data to build the “Internet of Water” – a combination of advanced sensing and data processing techniques such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) – to connect water assets, predict their maintenance and offer real-time insights to the end-users. Restaurants, hotels, industry, schools, facility management and local governments are all actors who can benefit from its solutions and create partnerships to fulfill a common mission: guaranteeing a sustainable future. Joining other Swiss innovators and partners, such as Gjosa, at the World Expo in Dubai, Droople is introducing its new solutions at the service of the circular economy under the label “Smart Cities”.
“At Droople, we have been convinced from Day One that the sustainable management of the world’s freshwater resources will be at the core of tomorrow’s circular economy,” says Ramzi Bouzerda, CEO of Droople, a cleantech company based in Puidoux, Switzerland. “To help achieve this vision, we work with our customers worldwide, and are partnering with Swiss and global water industry actors: Droople is member of SmartCity Alliance Switzerland and Swiss Water Partnership. We also actively collaborate with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and Water Alliance UAE in Dubai. Together, we build the “Internet of Water”: a platform of unique information related to the use of water, creating data intelligence at all the connected points of use.”
Droople iLink, a smart edge module that can be connected to any type of sensor that measures flow, pressure, conductivity, and many other parameters, is gathering and sending real-time data to the Water Intelligence Platform, optimizing water use in any industrial, commercial, and residential application. The following solutions showcase how Droople smart devices help solve global water challenges.
Droople announces its new solution – and the end of plastic bottles
At Aquatech Trade Amsterdam 2021, the world’s leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and wastewater, Droople announces the launch of its latest solution: the fountainOS by Droople, a water assets management platform tailored for the water dispensers connected to water supply. This unique solution is designed to revolutionize the drinking water market as it accelerates the end of bottled water, supporting the worldwide movement of plastic waste reduction. fountainOS combines full automation featuring IoT-based management of water filters and carbon dioxide bottles used in water dispensers with a water consumption Awareness Screen, designed for the end-users. Service operators are now able to fully optimize their asset fleet management, while restaurant owners, hoteliers and corporate offices can showcase to their customers the real-time impact of their sustainable choices on the protection of our common environment and the planet.
In countries where drinking quality tap water is easily available, the choice should be obvious. In Switzerland, for example, 150 to 300g of CO2 are generated by the production and transport of each liter of bottled water, versus only 0,1g per liter of tap water!
Large-scale water saving potential in hair and beauty industry
In partnership with L’Oréal, the Swiss innovation company Gjosa has co-developed a water-saving showerhead, able to split water into droplets 10 times smaller than using standard equipment. During the summer, the effectiveness of this Gjosa technology was measured by Droople in about fifteen salons collaborating with the global beauty industry leader. Droople iLink modules measured water consumption in real-time using their intelligent circuits and temperature sensors. The result is truly breathtaking: water savings reached up to 60%!
L’Oréal, present throughout the world, has a commitment to preserve our planet’s natural resources and to excel in beauty tech through cutting-edge technological solutions. Today, the access to water data opens the door to a whole world of innovation, which will allow to further improve sustainable beauty routines for customers worldwide.
Digitizing operations for facility managers and filtration system providers
A single toilet flush in a shopping mall consumes an average of 180m3 of water per year. Droople solutions allow to reduce waste at these water-hungry points of use – that happens to be, in many countries, drinking water. In 2021, Vebego AG, one of the leading Swiss providers of facility management services, ran a project to optimize water use in a 1,500 m2 shopping center.
Developing digital solutions for filtration systems operators, Droople partnered with Fileder Filter Systems Ltd, one of the United Kingdom’s largest suppliers of filtration and water treatment products, to provide an intelligent filtration solution tailored to the needs of life science, light industry, and food & beverage segments.
By digitizing water-based assets, Droople solutions allow companies of all sizes throughout the world to establish more efficient operations while working towards a more sustainable future.
Droople is a Swiss cleantech company developing innovative IoT solutions for intelligent water assets management. Droople is digitizing 36+ billion water-based assets “off radar” today all around the world, by connecting sanitary ware, water treatment systems, appliances, and many more to deliver real-time insights at any point of use to the Water Intelligence Platform. Droople AI-enabled systems allow customers worldwide to accurately measure and analyze their water assets to monitor them, predict their maintenance and unlock water and energy savings.