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Title:
WATER RECYCLING UNIT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/140151
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
A water recycling unit for use with a reservoir of water, comprising: a water tank; a water inlet on said tank; and a water outlet on said tank for connection to said reservoir of water, the water inlet being adapted to receive water from the reservoir of water into said water tank, and the water outlet being adapted to supply water to said reservoir, wherein the water outlet is located at a top of said water tank and the water inlet is located below said water outlet, wherein the water tank comprises a settling arrangement and the unit comprises a coagulant delivery means either at or before said water inlet.

Inventors:
CROMPTON DEAN WILLIAM (GB)
Application Number:
GB2013/050693
Publication Date:
February 27, 2014
Filing Date:
March 19, 2013
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
INNOVATIVE IND LTD (GB)
International Classes:
C02F1/00; A47L11/00; C02F1/467; C02F1/52
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BROOKE-JONES, Helen et al. (5th Floor Blackfriars House,The Parsonage,Manchester, Lancashire M3 2JA, GB)
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Claims:
AMENDED CLAIMS

received by the International Bureau on 12 December 2013. 12.12.2013)

CLAIMS

1. A water recycling unit for use with a reservoir of water, comprising: a single water tank; a water inlet on said tank; and a water outlet on said tank for connection to said reservoir of water, the water inlet being adapted to receive water from the reservoir of water into said water tank, and the water outlet being adapted to supply water to said reservoir, wherein the water outlet is located at a top of said water tank and the water inlet is located below said water outlet, wherein the water tank comprises a settling arrangement and the unit comprises a coagulant delivery means either at or before said water inlet, wherein the settling arrangement comprises an upper settling chamber and a lower settling chamber and the water inlet is located proximal to a middle or top portion of the lower chamber.

2. The unit according to claim 1 , wherein the lower chamber comprises a primary settling means.

3. The unit according to any one of claims 1 or 2, wherein the lower chamber comprises a base with an inverted pyramidal-shape.

4. The unit according to claim 3, wherein the lower chamber comprises a sediment outlet located substantially centrally in the base.

5. The unit according to claim 4, wherein the sediment outlet is connected to a sediment draining or expulsion apparatus with a manually operable cleaning or flushing nozzle.

6. The unit according to claim 1 , wherein the water inlet is adapted to introduce incoming water into the lower chamber tangentially to an inner wall thereof, at a substantially horizontal tangent. 7. The unit according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the unit comprises a water extraction apparatus adapted to extract water from said reservoir comprising a water conveying means adapted to convey incoming water to said water inlet and said coagulant delivery means is adapted to supply a coagulant dosage to said incoming water within the water conveying means.

8. The unit according to any one of claims 7, wherein an end of the water conveying means comprises a detachable adaptor for dropping into the water tank of the cleaning machine for intake of water into the water conveying means.

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9. The unit according to any one of claims 1 to 8, wherein the upper chamber of the water tank comprises an inverted cone-shaped base which extends into the lower chamber providing an opening thereto located at, or below the level of the water inlet.

10. The unit according to claim 15, wherein the opening and therefore the cone-shaped base is located substantially centrally in the lower chamber and extends proximal to the base of the lower chamber.

11. The unit according to any one of claims 1 to 10, wherein the upper chamber comprises a water supply apparatus comprising the water outlet and a water conveying means.

12. The unit according to any one of claims 1 to 11 , wherein the upper chamber comprises a water treatment component.

13. The unit according to claim 12, wherein the water treatment component comprises an electrically converting water part, using electrodes to split the water into anolytes and catholytes with disinfection and cleaning properties respectively.

14. The unit according to any one of claims 1 to 13, wherein the unit is operable by a controller, wherein the controller is a touch screen controller providing one or more of the following options:

'fast fill' (operable to quickly fill a reservoir of water with recycled water); 'recycle' (operable to extract and clean dirty water from a reservoir); and 'clean me' (operable to flush the settled sediment and debris from the unit).

15. The unit according to claim 14, wherein the 'recycle' option comprises a mandatory unit cleaning procedure before offering the 'recycle' procedure: