A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Clean water is becoming scarce in many parts of the world. Neptune has the solution to clean waste water from the oil & gas industry, mining, industrial processes and other contaminated sites. Our Fisk Neptune Processor efficiently cleans water and reduces greenhouse gases in the process while also producing potable water for agriculture and consumption.
The Fisk Neptune Processor is unique in that we solve the water problem while also monetizing the waste stream. The unit not only cleans water but also allows us to recover waste that might otherwise be disposed of in a landfill.
Finally, with drought and limitations on fresh water in many geographies, the Fisk Neptune Processor creates a sustainable solution to water use and water pollution. We clean water, efficiently.
We don't offer any gimmicky rewards, just solid science and a project that has already been tested in earlier generations of the Fisk Neptune Processor. But we do want to show our appreciation for your support. So check out the cool stuff we'll provide when you support our project!
The water crisis of the 21st century is upon us and as populations increase, enormous pressure is placed on worldwide watersheds. Affordable clean water is becoming a pressing technological issue facing the world and by the year 2025, it's estimated two out of every three people could be living in water-stressed regions and with world demand increasing by 140% or 97.5 million cubic meters of water per day.
Water demands for agriculture and industrial processes will continue to increase while under extreme aggravation from worldwide droughts. It is now estimated that industrial demand will exceed human consumption by 2015 resulting in shortages, tougher continuing Federal regulations and mandates regarding industrially produced water recycling.
Additionally, agricultural requirements are driving regulations and water restrictions. Endangered wildlife is taking precedence over agricultural requirements further stressing the agribusiness. Runoff through irrigation is polluting rivers and bays and impacting the quality of the fisheries.
On a consumer level, fresh potable water is becoming a scarce in many areas of the globe. In developed countries, bottled water in all forms and fashion has created a multi-billion-dollar industry with pricing exceeding a gallon of gasoline by as much as four times the national average.
Neptune has created an environmentally friendly and efficient water remediation system, the Fisk Neptune Processor.
Neptune develops and commercializes key technologies for water reclamation projects in the oil & gas industry, mining services and industrial pollution. In addition, we are proceeding with patent and licensing applications in agriculture, aquaculture, hydroponics as well as consumer markets.
We are a Nashville based company with fabrication and manufacturing in Texas, which is the heart of the oil and gas business. Our business relationships there will afford us an advantage to get started quickly and decisively. Our corporate office is located in Nashville, Tennessee.
Essential to our business, the development of our Intellectual Property Hub (IPH) is based on the notion of developing key patents, licenses and services that provide world class solutions to our target markets. Those include: Water Purification/Desalinization and Environmentally Sound Manufacturing.
NFSG Water Remediation, through our investment fund and partners, acquires, develops and deploys those technologies through a rapid industrialization and commercialization process.
Many inventors and developers of technology in the environmental services arena are often limited by capital constraints, industrialization of their products or simply lack of solid business development skills. Neptune brings these capabilities together while at the same time focusing on solving real environmental problems now.
The company also works on research and development projects in conjunction with its investment partners. Neptune FS Global, Inc. is creating a unique technology portfolio while providing services to key industries with high water/energy demand. This approach drives our diversification but leverages a common strategic view of the market and allows us to offer services that benefit our clients, our shareholders, and society.
The Science - Fisk Neptune Processor
Oily-wastewater is composed of suspended oily lipid droplets in water, interspersed with solid particles and with dissolved compounds, each having different molecular weights, chemistries and electrical charges. These electrical charges can be measured as the 'zeta potential and tend to keep oily lipid droplets, solid particles and dissolved compounds from interacting chemically. Electrical charges tend to form a semi-stable emulsion (similar to milk), which is difficult to separate. However, under suitable conditions of a controlled and carefully applied DC voltage and current, several unique electro-chemical effects result:
Coalescing Super Coagulation - Fisk Neptune Processor neutralizes the charges surrounding the lipid droplets, allowing them to quickly coalesce and 'super-coagulate out of an emulsion. This applies to both heavy and aromatic hydrocarbons, with specific results in coalescing and super-coagulating dependent on molecular compound weights and their concentration within the fluid stream.
Chemical Oxidation- Fisk Neptune Processor creates free hydroxyl (OH-) radicals in solution which rapidly and aggressively combine with oily lipids, particulates and dissolved compounds, depending on their individual chemistries.
In particular, Fisk Neptune Processor has the potential to breakdown complex organic molecules, including high molecular weight compounds that may be resistant to other forms of treatment, (such as pesticides, herbicides, dyes and wet-process chemicals).
Fisk Neptune Processor works on many dissolved metals by forming stable metallic oxides which rapidly precipitate from solution as particles which allows a high level of removal and directly reduces chemical oxygen demand in some waste water cases.
Biological Inactivation- Fisk Neptune Processor free hydroxyl (OH-) radicals rapidly and aggressively combine with and destroy bacteria, viruses, cysts, macrophages and other biological contaminants, similar in effect to using ozone, but at a level of magnitude better. Depending on water chemistry and its contact time, inactivation is achievable. This biological inactivation potential is being used by the US military as a pre-treatment with reverse-osmosis (RO) to prevent biological-warfare on potable water supplies.
Fisk Neptune Processor has achieved nearly unobtainable wastewater treatment efficiencies through distillation and thermal dissociation. Prior to this innovation, distillation and thermal dissociation processes were cost prohibitive. A major technology resulted in this newfound efficiency. In order to evaluate the applicability of Fisk Neptune Processor to particular wastewater process streams thorough and detailed water chemistry should be conducted along with a volume sampling for bench testing to confirm theoretical prediction of treatment efficiency.
Targeting Distillation Applications - Distillation has shown to be an effective process for wastewater contamination. Its shortcomings are metallic and salt plating of the heat exchangers and inability to produce a complete product of a full reduction of waste stream. Fisk Neptune Processor can be used upstream of standard filtration units to pre-oxidize and pre-sterilize raw water, removing BOD, COD, dissolved metals and biological contaminants. Pre-treated water can be subjected to Fisk Neptune Processor bypassing sand filtration, ultra-filtration, GAC and CDI/ RO, as required for raw water conditioning. The system meets all necessary potable water standards.
Use of Proceeds
The Company intends to use these proceeds from this campaign to fund product development, technology, marketing, general and administrative expenses and working capital as follows:
Equipment $300,000; Working Capital $50,000
Fees $30,000 with Total Proceeds $380,000.
The Use of Proceeds represents the Company’s best present estimate of its allocation of the proceeds of this campaign based upon the Company’s existing views and currently contemplated operations. Allocation of funds is subject to reapportionment of proceeds among the categories listed above or to new or other categories or uses in response to, among other things, changes in the Company’s plans and needs.
No one wants to see a good idea executed poorly, especially one called to solve clean water problems. We have worked extremely hard to ready this product for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, but here are what I see as the risks:
MANUFACTURING: Creating the tooling to manufacture a product of this size is expensive and requires expert knowledge to get it right. There is typically a 4 to 6 week lead time to order the steel and pump components for a product of this size and this is where delays could occur. To minimize that possibility we're working with our suppliers and manufacturring partners with a track record for prompt quality.
PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: As the Fisk Neptune Processor gets geared up for production, there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product. Pre-production prototypes are made to test and refine the product and allow us to incorporate our adjustments and those suggested by experienced manufacturing partners. These will always be for the benefit of you, the consumer, and we will let you know exactly how and why any are made.
FULFILLMENT: Sometimes things go awry that can’t be planned for: a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we will enter the manufacturing stage with at least one back-up supplier for each component pre-located and my product commercialization experts will help ensure smooth sailing from our suppliers and factories.
We will be working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering excellent products in production quantities. There will no doubt be some surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise, and an overall goal of making the best possible product for our customers.
Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make the Fisk Neptune Processor a ready product by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.
Here's to a cleaner, wetter world in your honor, and to say THANK YOU for your help!
Your help at any level brings the Fisk Neptune Processor one step closer to solving the clean water problem around the world. For all backers at all levels we'll produce a plaque with your name attached to our first unit produced with our manufacturer.
Your help at any level brings the Fisk Neptune Processor one step closer to solving the clean water problem around the world. For all backers at all levels we'll produce a plaque with your name attached to our first unit produced with our manufacturer. And you will receive our screen printed Neptune T-Shirt produced by our son's founder
You get the all the previous rewards and we'll hook you up to our live-cam once production begins to check in on our fabrication of the Fisk Neptune Processor. And we'll invite you to our launch party to include one night hotel accommodations upon completion of the Fisk Neptune Processor.