Technologies of today are capable of producing seamless solutions for any kind ofhuman need.These play an extraordinary role in making our planet a sustainable and comfortable place to live. Apart from that, technologies also help us to preserve our Earth’s environment in various ways.For instance, environmental sensors, IoT-based devices, pollution control systems, weather forecasting artificial satellites, etc. help us with accurate reports that are useful to take positive steps for the environment.
Table of Content
- 1. Water saving devices will be on demand
- 2. Climate restoration technologies are on the rise
- 3. Vertical Farming
- 4. Adapt known clean technologies like wind and solar
- 5. Off grid bunker homes no home insurance plus composting toilets
- 6. Reverse osmosis plants
- 7. Electric Vehicles
- 8. IoT-based Sensors
- 9. Plastic recycling machines
- 11. Conclusion
To put it explicitly, technology for the Environment remains asa double-edged sword, i.e., having both favourable and unfavourableeffects. Talking about its positive side, here in this blog, we will take a detailed look over the technological aspects and trends for Environment Industry.
Water saving devices will be on demand
“Water saving devices are becoming a 'thing.' Especially with climate change, fires, etc., water is essential. Let me know if this is a fit and/or if you need further detail.
With more and more people spending more and more time at home, it's necessary to keep utility bills down as much as possible. So much water is wasted every day by leaky faucets, running baths, watering lawns, etc. For those that are aware of this and those who should be, knowledge is power. But when it comes to water, many of us don’t know where to start. Flume, a water-saving app, was designed to change that. Flume puts the power of water consumption and conservation in the consumer's hands, protects the home, and improves our relationship with our most precious resource. It bridges the gap between consumers and water providers to fundamentally (and forever) change the way we understand and access water data.
Flume's mission is to empower people and communities to understand how we use water by liberating and digitizing the data behind it. In 2014, California experienced its worst drought in 1,200 years.
Officials encouraged ways to reduce consumption, but no one really knew how much water they were using. Flume was designed to change that. They set out to provide a better way to share high-definition water data with people and the communities they live in.
The device attaches to the meter and works with an easy app. It will automatically text you when there is an issue or excessive use. This allows to monitor activities that can overtax a bill or waste precious H2O. It helps conserve water and dollars.
Flume digitizes ~4.43 million gallons per day. In 2020, Flume has digitized 1,064,134,764 gallons of water
70% of all Flume Users have found a leak with Flume. Of those, 37% found a leak within their first week.
Flume Customers reduce consumption at least 10% year-over-year with Flume.
FlumeCares is a program intended to increase access to smart home water management, leak detection, and water budgeting technology for all communities. Through direct distribution utility programs already in place, Flume will reduce the base cost of a device allowing qualifying households to access the smart home water devices at no cost.
Many low-income households have trouble paying their water bill. Due to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, the number of families unable to pay their water bills has increased. High water bills can be the result of unknown leaks or lack of understanding about how or where to save water. Even in households that may be aware of leaks, issues go unaddressed because of lack of funds to afford a plumber or adequately address the problem. While Flume has worked with utilities in the past to provide low-cost rebate and coupon programs, even the reduced rate may be too high for some families to afford.
Water is an essential part of life and Flume wants to help ease the burden of paying water bills. The Flume device can help qualifying low income households catch leaks and better manage their water budgets, reducing economic burden and enabling both customers and utilities to better manage resources.”- Wendy J. Gordon from Flash Public Relations
Climate restoration technologies are on the rise
"With wildfires ravaging California, the Arctic melting at rapid speed and more than a trillion tons of excess CO2 in our atmosphere, climate restoration technologies are needed now more than ever.
And with a recent report released by Dean Khagram from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, outlining a $1-3 trillion-dollar market opportunity in climate restoration technologies, the market is expected to boom in 2021 and beyond.
Climate restoration technologies promise to solve our carbon problem permanently, can be rapidly scaled, and have an immediate commercial market. Climate restoration solutions include producing synthetic limestone to make carbon-negative concrete and growing kelp forests to increase photosynthesis and restore marine life."- Rick Parnell, CEO, Foundation for Climate Restoration
“If something is for sure, it is that the environmental industry has been concerned about a couple of things for many years: climate change and how to feed a rapidly growing population without hurting our planet. The technological advances have provided us with possible solutions for these ‘problems,’ and one of those eco-friendly solutions that have been gaining strength lately (and it’s expected to do so even more over the next few years) is vertical farming.
Vertical farms leave aside the soil, sunlight, and those harmful chemicals like pesticides and grow plants in controlled indoor facilities, where they are fed mostly by LED lights and sustainable products.
If vertical farms were to replace regular farms in the near future, the positive impact on the planet would be enormous; there will be no need to release harmful chemicals into the air, and the fact that plants grow from floor to ceiling will provide us with more significant quantities of vegetables/fruits while maintaining a minimum expenditure of resources.”- TorbenLonne, Co-Founder & Chief Editor of DIVEIN.com
Adapt known clean technologies like wind and solar
“In 2021 you’ll see startups, innovators, and corporations adapt known clean technologies like wind and solar to be more efficient to meet today’s needs.
As Trump mentioned on the debate stage, windmills still create a massive amount of emissions due to the two million pounds of concrete needed to create their bases. RUTE Foundation is solving these challenges with the first modular wind turbine tower base which cuts the amount of concrete needed by 75%.
The solar industry needs improvements too. BlueDot Photonics is accelerating the deployment of next-generation solar technology by developing simple, cost-effective solutions to improve solar panel performance. While Pellcurere is making current solar farms more efficient by solving their challenges with dirt build-up and reflectivity with advanced optical coatings.
The days of generating clean energy and not being able to deploy it to the grid in an efficient way at high-peak times are over. ESS a manufacturer of low-cost, long-duration, iron-flow batteries create a scalable, sustainable, and easily transportable energy storage for the clean energy industry.”- Cassidy Johnston from VertueLab
Off grid bunker homes no home insurance plus composting toilets
“Monolithic concrete indestructible Florida homes including composting toilets the alternative human fecal disposal NEVER spoken about. Saving planet Earth one home at a time.”- Dave Pressler from safedomes.com
Reverse osmosis plants
Lack of freshwater is always being a major concern, especially for the poor and developing countries.Oceans are rapidly polluted by giant ships, oil, drainage, and other toxic elements indirectly affecting the environment. Drinking polluted water adversely affects the health of the people and the growth of the country. One of the solutions for this is desalination of ocean water and converting it to drinkable. This is done through Reverse osmosis plants. The plant removes out the salt molecules, bacteria, and other harmful minerals from the water and makes it drinkable. It indirectly reduces water pollution as well.
Electric vehicles are absolutely off the charts in conserving environment. It contributes in reducing air as well as sound pollution.The growing number of vehicles in just few years have compelled us to rethink about the situation and find solutions before it becomes worst. Vehicles emit dangerous gases such as CO, nitrogen oxides, benzene, and other volatile compounds that harm the environment. Electric vehicles would get rid of all these concerns and these are cost effective. It would eliminate the need for fuel usage.
When it comes to environmental damage, deforestation remains as the main cause. People seamlessly making their comforts through various wooden furniture.Without caring about the environmental impacts, some circles aredestroying trees just to earn money. To avoid these happenings, IoT based Sensors can be pinned at the forest zone areas. With different sensors, it can measure key parameters of the forest and send them to the centralized platform. This kind of monitoring can save a huge amount of trees from damage and helps in environmental protection.
Plastic recycling machines
Plastics are one of the major reasons for global warming.Plastics are made through polymerization and poly-condensation process combining with monomers like propylene and ethylene. It is perilous for wildlife, marine life, as well as human life.Looking at these factors, several recycling machines were introduced. These machines provide an ideal solution by recycling the waste plastics and helps in conservingthe environment. These recycled plastics are used in the form of lawn tables, bottles, recycle bins, playground equipment, bags to carry groceries, containers, etc.
Biotechnology is one of the booming concepts of environment conservation these days. It is nothing but a technology that utilizes living organisms or biological procedures to create certain products. Biotechnology helps in implementing vaccines, antibiotics, drugs, gene and cloning therapy, etc. Through biotechnology, we can genetically modify dead plants, trees and help them to survive for generations. It eventually helps in forest growth and makes a positive step towards the environment. Perilous diseases infecting plants can be cured through the assistance of Biotechnology.
Technology advancements always play an incredible role in performing operationally complex and geologically challenging tasks. It helps us in conserving our environment in so many innovative ways. In the case of agriculture, it empowers crop productivity and eliminates the need for animals to plow the fields. Here in this blog, we have discussed the technology trends capable of changing the shape of the environment industry. It would help us to understand the fitting solution for various concerns.