Water use is dramatically increasing due to contemporary global issues such as population growth and climate change, depleting national environmental resources and effecting water and food security.
The solution – Moistube™ assists in rectifying such issues by addressing the needs of the urban areas. Moistube™ has proven higher water efficiency and optimum plant health, faster growth with limited maintenance, at reduced cost.
- Minimal evaporation and percolation losses
- Water savings can reach up to 75%
- Pump elimination increases system reliability and longevity
- Lower maintenance costs result in larger profits
- Constant watering provides healthier and more resilient plants
How does it work?
Moistube™ is a slow release, sub-surface irrigation system. It is based on a unique nano-technology which significantly reduces water use. The irrigation process reduces plant stress to a minimum via constant water release; 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Decorative plants irrigated with Moistube™ appear to be healthier and more appealing while reducing water consumption by up to 75%.
Moistube™ releases water through nano-holes at a rate determined by an applied pressure in the system. The method allows for easy water release adjustments, simply by changing the pressure in the network. Within soil, Moistube™ creates an even and constant underground wet zone where plant roots have easy access to water and nutrients.
The nano-porous Moistube™ material utilises natural capillary processes. The process enables Moistube™ to release a sufficient amount of water for when the soil is dry and reduces once the soil is saturated.
Global Water Scarcity
Water scarcity is effecting every continent. Across the GCC, per-capita water usage ranges from 300 to 750 litres per day – far higher than the global average of 250 litres. Taking into consideration the speed of growth of UAE population, our nation could soon face the threat of depletion of the most precious natural.
The Environment Vision 2030
Vision 2030 sets very ambitious targets for water usage reduction:
- Halve desalinated water consumption for domestic indoor and outdoor purposes
- Stop using desalinated water for landscape irrigation
- Double the lifespan of groundwater reserves
Those targets can be achieved only by extensive reduction in water usage. To achieve such savings the old drip irrigation systems need to be replaced by new system based on a sub-surface irrigation. EAD and the Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) are already introducing subsurface irrigation as an alternative to traditional drip irrigation.
Moistube™ Key Features:
75% Water Savings
Moistube™ will consume, on average, approximately 25% of the water used by a drip system.
Moistube™ delivers water directly to the feeding roots; eliminating evaporation losses (typically 30% of the total water consumption).
When watering sandy soils with traditional irrigation systems approximately 40% of the water is lost by percolation before it can be absorbed by roots. Moistube’s™ capability in adjusting water release, according to the soil moisture content, aids to minimise percolation loses.
Increased Bio-mass Production
Sub-surface, continuous irrigation by Moistube™, can provide approximately 20% larger crops from the same area when compared to traditional irrigation systems while saving up to 75% of total water use.
Mositube’s™ nano-sized holes are much smaller than bacteria or sand grains which makes it resistant to commonly occurring drip blockages.
No Pumps/ No Electricity
Moistube™ operates under very low water pressure. Conventional pumps are typically not required saving electricity and reducing maintenance costs.
Set & Forget
Traditional irrigation systems require infrastructure such as pumps, timers and timer valves. Moistube™ eliminates most features by reducing maintenance costs to a minimum.
Efficient Fertiliser Use
Soluble fertilisers can be used with Moistube™ increasing their effectiveness. In traditional irrigation systems, up to 75% of nutrients can be lost via percolation, contaminating groundwater aquifers.
Moistube™ is fully compatible with standard 16mm irrigation systems widely used around the world.
Moistube savings in urban irrigation:
Envirogrower has developed a perfect solution for urban area irrigation. Our irrigation system based on Moistube reduces costs compared to other systems, while requiring less maintenance. The unique blend of Moistube characteristics allows you to save on:
- Water bills, reducing the amount of water used
- Maintenance costs, reducing equipment to a minimum
- Running costs, reducing the amount of labor needed to supervise the irrigation network
- Irrigation system exchange costs, extending the system lifespan to more than 5 years
- Futureproofing your irrigation network, to meet any water usage limits if implemented
Water use comparison:
Who is Envirogrower?
Envirogrower Middle East specialises in low water use sub-surface irrigation products. Our clients range from landscape contractors to local and federal government agencies, fruit and vegetable growers, and property developers.
We specialise in client oriented sustainable solutions. Our team of skilled professionals can develop a solution tailored according to your unique needs.
We have developed an innovative urban irrigation system with unique features which are beneficial in the metropolitan area. To maximise water savings, Envirogrower Middle East advocates the use of the Moistube™ irrigation system accompanied by a water monitoring system.
Our key clients include:
- International Fund for Houbara Conservation
- The Government of the People's Republic of China