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Greenchain Group 2024 Insights: Expansion, New Markets, and Completed Projects

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We're thrilled to share with you our valuable insights and updates on Greenchain Group's water treatment expertise, fostering transparency, collaboration, and growth within the global water knowledge.

 

Expansion

Over the previous years, our company has experienced significant growth and maturation, driven by a deeper understanding of our target market and the solutions we offer within it. Our expertise as process designers for water and wastewater solutions, coupled with our in-house manufacturing capabilities, has been a key advantage for us. Recognising this, we made the strategic decision to expand our workshop space, dedicating an area specifically to the construction of our solutions whilst our existing space takes care of stock and OEM operations.

 

This expansion also prompted the implementation of a Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) phase for each new build before delivery. This ensures quality assurance for our new clients and expedites site installation. The enhanced workshop floor now features designated spaces for container manufacturing, skid bases systems, electrical enclosure assembly, and a specialised "JAR" testing area.

 

New Markets

Excitingly, our efforts to expand have continued elsewhere in the business as we look beyond our borders! In the last year, we’ve delivered solutions to Namibia Botswana, and the Seychelles. As avid travellers and proud Africans, our team deeply understands the pressing need for more reliable, practical, and advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions across Africa. With this in mind, we have embarked on a journey to expand into these regions. By collaborating with local strategic partners, we aim to deliver solutions in areas where it was previously challenging, or where the necessary expertise has yet to be developed.

 

Through this exploration and market research, we discovered several crucial insights:

  • Many of our clients operate or plan to operate outside of South Africa.

  • There is a clear need for advanced, cost-effective, and practical water treatment solutions to address complex water challenges in remote areas.

  • Both businesses and individuals are eager to understand the possibilities and benefits of advanced water treatment technologies.

  • Africa's burgeoning economy requires reliable local services to sustain its growth trajectory.

 

We invite you to join our efforts to broaden our services in these regions and extend the collective impact of Greenchain Group to benefit more communities and businesses.

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Projects Completed

At the beginning of the year, we completed several projects that have helped us advance in our mission of enhancing the value of our clients’ water resources, providing access to water of a suitable quality, and encouraging sustainability. Here are some recently completed projects:

 

Sutherland School:

  • We provided a water treatment plant to safeguard the water quality for learners at the school.

 

Reuse Ultrafiltration (UF):

  • Our UF skid was integrated into a larger water treatment system at an abattoir in Botswana that will help reduce the need for “new” water by reclaiming “waste” water.

 

Nanofiltration (NF)

  • We’re working on a flagship NF plant destined for the UK market. The system is designed to efficiently remove hardness from municipal supplies to decrease scaling in heating and other equipment, thus reducing maintenance costs and failure downtime.

 

MBBR (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor):

  • We worked with one of our strategic partners to redesign an existing wastewater treatment plant at a site in Simondium where outflow quality was to meet special discharge requirements.

  • Greenchain Group implemented a more efficient aeration design coupled with the introduction of MBBR pole rings.

  • These suspended plastic carriers provide a surface for the growth of microorganisms that break down organic matter in wastewater enhancing overall biofilm formation and microbial density, therein enhancing waste breakdown.

 

Residential:

  • We’ve completed a host of residential solutions treating groundwater for our clients. The systems incorporate advanced technology to remove a range of impurities from Iron and Manganese to Hardness and Salt.

 

Calling Education:

  • As part of our social responsibility, we have partnered with a local Geohydrological company to assist in developing a small filtration system for a local school providing affordable education to learners from low-income communities.

Upcoming Projects:

 

We have some exciting projects lined up for the next quarter, and our manufacturing has already been assigned for this period.

 

These include:

  • New Nanofiltration (NF) solutions

  • Coupled UF and NF/RO modular containerized systems destined for remote sites in Namibia and Botswana for advanced colour removal and or brackish treatment.

  • An innovative UF system designed for a premium water bottling facility.

  • An innovative effluent treatment plant for a local textiles manufacturer.

 

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming projects or initiatives.

 

Exciting Findings:

 

At Greenchain Group, we are continuously evolving our understanding of water and wastewater. Therein, we were recently asked to process design solutions for two clients who have an effluent stream laden with paint from their industrial operations (e.g. motor manufacturers). This effluent also contains a host of other unwanted or non-compliant constituents (e.g. solvents, fluorides).

 

We tested and developed an advanced solution that will ensure this waste meets discharge compliance (or reuse) negating the need for expensive liquid hazardous waste removal. Whilst essentially a simple process, the chemistry was quite interesting with the different interactions for each waste stream resulting in small, but critical changes in the type of coagulants/flocculants, and oxidants we used prior to membrane filtration.

 

We’ll continue to push the boundaries of innovation in this regard, and hopefully, we can roll out one of these projects in the near future at a suitable site.

 

Industry News

 

  • As always, we strive to remain informed about ongoings in the water sector and how that may affect South Africans as individuals and the stability of their operations.

 

Blue Drop Report

  • The latest Blue Drop report (BDWR 2023) highlighted what many in the industry have forewarned, the looming failure of the operation and maintenance of our water and wastewater treatment facilities.

  • Corrective action must be decisive if we are to protect our people and our watercourses. Read the full report

 

Water Budgets

 

  • Throughout South Africa, our population has encountered interruptions in water supply due to various factors, including operational shortcomings and drought conditions.

  • Reports suggest that nearly all available water resources have been allocated, highlighting the urgent need to improve water security and enhance water use efficiency.

 

Our conclusion

We must explore avenues such as water reclamation, reuse, and the utilisation of alternative sources like desalination to augment our water supplies. Additionally, it's imperative to transition away from utilizing freshwater resources in industries where alternative sources can be feasibly integrated.

 

We’ll continue to stay in touch with ongoings in the South African context, as well as industry demands and trends. This way we can stay ahead of the curve and continue to optimize our solutions in line with changes and demands.

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