By RTE’s John Ryan”I am in a room with people who have never seen anything like it.
It was like a shock, like we are watching a ghost story.”
Derek Smith, an industrial engineer, has been working on water treatment for over two decades and has spent the past 20 years designing the technology for water treatment plants.
He has also been working with the government to provide him with access to water treatment technologies.
“The whole project has been about getting a lot of things right and having the technology delivered in a timely manner, so it’s really quite good to have this first step.”
He is now working with local councils to design and install the technology, and has even seen the first prototype installed in a building in London.
“This is an amazing technology, but I have to say, when it comes to technology, it’s very slow,” he said.
“I can’t say what the final technology is going to be, but it’s something we are very excited about.”
Mr Smith said that although the technology was not ready to be used in the homes of the public yet, he was excited about the prospect of it being used in hospitals.
“We are working on it now.
It is really exciting to be able to do this,” he added.
The technology is already being used to dewater pipes, as well as to treat water from the sewers, and the city is currently testing a number of water treatment systems in London, which include one designed by the UK’s largest engineering company, Rolls-Royce.
Derek said that despite the technical difficulties, he is confident that the technology will be available soon.
“There are a lot more challenges to overcome, but we are really excited about it,” he concluded.