The consequences of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion on the 470th day of the war will be felt throughout Ukraine, but primarily in the south. Drinking water supply, irrigation, and agricultural production will be affected, and there is a threat to businesses that require large volumes of water.
Dnipropetrovs’k region will be particularly affected, as the Kakhovka reservoir is the main source of water supply for Kryvyi Rih and Marhanets district. Therefore, it is necessary to look for alternative sources that will minimize the risks. Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, and partially Mykolaiv region, will also be seriously affected. Hundreds of towns and villages in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions will not have drinking and process water taken from the Dnipro. In Mykolaiv region, Mykolaiv is already suffering from water shortages, as before the Russian attack, the city used Dnipro water through a water intake in Kherson region. In Dnipro region, water from the Kakhovka reservoir is a vital source for Kryvyi Rih and the southern part of the region. The coastal city of Nikopol is completely dependent on water from the Kakhovka reservoir. Also, all the towns and villages surrounding these two cities are also inextricably linked to the Kakhovka reservoir.
It is necessary to find ways to resolve this crisis. Immediate action and responsibility on the part of all interesants is needed. Again, only by working together can we ensure the necessary water supply and save lives. We must hear the voices of those suffering from Putin’s ecocide and act decisively. Time is running out, so it is not for nothing that they say that water is life. It is our shared responsibility, and only together can we find a way out of this difficult situation.
In such difficult conditions, the use of Poly-Glu flocculant becomes a possible solution in such a critical situation
WHAT IS POLY-GLU FLOCCULANT
During fermentation, soybeans form a sticky paste known as natto, which is often used as a popular ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The bacterial fermentation that occurs during the production of this sticky substance produces polyglutamic acid. This class of amino acids can be used to develop the high polymer flocculant PGα21Ca. It is a complex biomolecule consisting of calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, sodium carbonate, aluminum sulfate and (most importantly) polyglutamic acid.
Nippon Poly-Glu Co., Ltd. has developed and marketed PGα21Ca, a water treatment product using a natto sticky component. When PGα21Ca is added to wastewater and stirred, PGα21Ca coagulates the sediment in the water. The sludge clumps (known as flocs) can be easily removed from the water, resulting in hygienically clean water.
Flocculants are multifunctional, highly polymeric compounds designed to facilitate the water treatment and purification process. They play a vital role in coagulation and purification of water.
Flocculants are multifunctional, highly polymeric compounds designed to facilitate the water treatment and purification process. They play a vital role in coagulation and flocculation, helping to remove impurities and suspended particles from water sources. By inducing the formation of larger and heavier particles, flocculants facilitate their easy removal by settling or filtration.
PGα21Ca is a multifunctional high-polymer flocculant based on organic fermented soybeans
PGa21 Ca is a kind of flocculant that has both organic and inorganic flocculant characteristics. It is composed of organic cross-linked polyglutamic acid and inorganic substances such as calcium compounds. Compared with other flocculants, it has a multifunctional effect, so it can be used to treat various types of polluted and wastewater.
HOW POLY-GLU WORKS AND WHAT IS THE EFFECT
PGα21Ca is a safe and environmentally friendly binding agent (usually in the form of a white powder) that coagulates with solid particles present in a liquid, such as water. When added to contaminated water, it easily binds to all contaminants present in the liquid and, due to the increased weight of these solid particles, settles to the bottom of the container. Nippon Poly-Glu Co., Ltd. sample
Removal of contaminants
Flocculants can help Ukraine deal with the presence of various pollutants in its water sources. Whether it’s sediment, heavy metals or biological agents, flocculants help remove them, reducing the health risks associated with contaminated drinking water.
Flocculants provide efficient water treatment by minimizing water loss during the purification process. By facilitating the removal of impurities in a shorter amount of time, these chemicals contribute to the conservation of water resources, especially during times of conflict-related water shortages.
Emergency response Flocculants offer a practical and cost-effective solution to water pollution in emergencies. With the ongoing conflict affecting water infrastructure in Ukraine, the use of flocculants can provide a rapid response to mitigate water quality issues while protecting public health.
The availability of clean drinking water is crucial to the well-being and survival of the population of Ukraine, especially in the challenging circumstances caused by the ongoing conflict.