Bean sprout production is a water-intensive enterprise. In addition to needing water for growth, sprouts require frequent rinsing to regulate mass temperature and to clear away harmful byproducts.
On average, it takes 11.4 gallons of water to grow 1 lb. of top quality bean sprouts. A typical Sentrex Infinity Bean Sprout Growing Room producing 60,000 lbs. of sprouts requires 662,400 gallons of water from pre-sprout to harvest for a total water cost of approximately $3,974. But with ISS water recycling equipment, the cost of water per growing room can be reduced to $397 or less.
As a leader in sprout hydroponics, ISS has perfected a system capable of recycling large amounts of irrigation water. The ISS Encore Water Reclamation System recovers water, while your growing crops raise the temperature of the circulated water, reducing the amount of energy required to heat the incoming water. Consequently, Encore not only drastically reduces your water and sewer bill, but also reduces the amount of energy necessary for heating your incoming water supply.