Creating a new paradigm in daily water and energy usage by Orbital Systems


Water. It’s one of civilization’s most vital resources. The human body is 70 percent water. And so is the surface of planet Earth. But with global droughts caused by climate change, water is now one of our most vulnerable elements. It needs to be protected and preserved. 
 
Consider this: A typical shower can consume anywhere between 50 to 150 liters of water and accounts for much of the world’s waste of this vital resource. But what if you could capture water, recycle it and continuously loop it back to the shower head? That’s the idea behind Orbital Systems’ “Shower of the Future.” The shower unit uses only five liters of water that is sanitized and purified and then recirculated. Thereby also avoiding loss of energy and associated emissions for heating up the water. 
 
It’s a technology based on what is today used by NASA for space missions. The purification process is instantaneous and the user enjoys a fresh and continuous flow of water without compromising on pressure or temperature. Internal nano-sized filters remove any bacteria or particles in the water. And the purification process is so effective, the shower can be used in places where hygiene standards are at their highest, like hospitals and other health facilities. In fact, the water used in the Shower of the Future is so pure it’s cleaner than what flows from most conventional taps. 
 
Each unit is wirelessly monitored and controlled. Users can track their water and energy savings. It’s an approach that’s particularly useful for public facilities – places like hotels, sports facilities, gyms and hospitals – where there’s a high demand and consumption of water. Orbital Systems also targets private, residential applications and and is even doing a pilot project with the Swedish military.

Orbital systems makes showers that save 90 percent of the water and 80 percent of the heating needed for conventional showers. To date the company has saved more than 1 million liters of water and thousands of kilowatt hours of electricity. If the Shower of the Future saved 80 percent of the heating in 7 percent of the showers in their target markets by the year 2026, it would save 21.1 million tons of CO2 emissions annually.

  


Orbital Systems was founded by the company’s CEO, Mehrdad Mahdjoubi. The company’s employees hold various degrees and come from a variety of backgrounds. Together with Niklas Zennström, co-founder of SKYPE, Orbital Systems continues to build on its strengths in technology and sustainability. 
 
"Our mission is to create a new paradigm in daily water usage for the world. Our water recirculating shower saves up to 90% of the water and 80% of the energy, while at the same time increasing comfort and hygiene." Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, CEO & FOUNDER, Contact +46 70-0918874