This nozzle will reduce your water use by 95 per cent 

Ever felt guilty about wasting water while washing hands or vessels? Two city-based entrepreneurs have come up with a sustainable solution for this problem through their year-old compa

Published: 26th June 2018 10:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2018 01:13 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI : Ever felt guilty about wasting water while washing hands or vessels? Two city-based entrepreneurs have come up with a sustainable solution for this problem through their year-old company, Earth Fokus.  Both Roshan Karthik (23) and Arun Subramaniam (22) have a BTech degree in Automobile Engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology. They recently launched a nozzle — QuaMist — that converts the normal flow of water into mist. 

The innovators tell us that old aerators can be replaced with this tiny prism-shaped nozzle. There’s a small hole in the centre through which the mist comes out. On the whole, there are three parts — a washer with filter, nozzle and a cap. It can be fixed by anyone and turned clockwise for mist mode and anti-clockwise for flow mode. “The whole concept revolves around atomisation where water gets converted into sprinkles or droplets. When it comes with a certain force, water becomes mist.

On an average, an individual wastes 150 litres of water but with mist, it is believed we can save 95 per cent of water. Our mentor and investor Najeeba Zabeer was a great support.  She motivated us to start this as a project and it took us about six to eight months to come up with a satisfying prototype. We had done close to 20 models,” says Arun. 

The duo conducted a demo by supplying these to their immediate social circle. Based on the feedback, they implemented the changes in the mass produce. Currently, over 200 nozzles have been sold. “With great pressure comes better efficiency. Every product went through the test lab and we were constantly looking for flaws.

Every house has a different water pressure depending on whether it is restroom or kitchen. The kitchen sink size differs, overhead tank size differs and pumping speed from borewell influences the functioning of this product and controlling the flow of water. We had to calculate an average size and implement it in our model and this was a demanding task,” shares Roshan. Youngsters need the perseverance to flourish in this industry especially with science as a foundation,” shares Arun. 
Nozzles are priced at `550. For details visit: earthfokus.com

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