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Water Defense’s lead scientist develops Aquaflex

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Scott Smith is not only an activist and the lead scientist with Water Defense, but an international expert in water purification, contamination, and crisis management. Through Water Defense, the not for profit organisation founded by Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, Smith has been onsite and leading cleaning efforts for numerous water related disasters, ranging from BP’s Gulf oil spill in 2010 to the Animas River spill in 2015 and now in Flint, Michigan.

Smith has assisted in over 60 disaster management scenarios around the world by developing a comprehensive testing method that accurately identifies contaminants and components in the water and associated toxicity levels, as well as outlining and managing methods for water purification.

Aquaflex™ is a propriety disruptive technology that provides complete system solutions to mitigate water borne pollution and contamination, through proven wastewater filtration. It’s a modular filtration system that utilises open cell technology, which attracts chemicals and pollutants and filters out clear water. Smith is working directly with the EPA, spearheading a testing method that provides comprehensive results based on long term sample collection methods rather than the standard system used by other testing organisations, which relies on instant ‘snap shot’ style sample collection. However, the patent pending technology is also perfect for incorporation in daily processes for the oil and gas industry, or any industry that creates dirty water as a byproduct of production.

Smith’s work with Water Defense was the inspiration for developing Aquaflex™, a joint venture company between Scott Smith and S CAP Consultancy. Aquaflex™ systems are already successfully gaining traction within the industry and is poised to become a mainstay as energy and renewable firms turn their attention to exceeding regulatory requirements for byproduct and waste management solutions. The system has proven itself as an industry leader in water purification through consistent use at the disaster management sites Smith visits.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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