This month Pall Corporation (Port Washington, NY) will install new solar-powered water filtration systems in Senegal. The company, that specialized in filtration, separation and purification technologies, developed this solar-powered system especially for low resource countries. It will be able to supply clean water for up to 3,000 people in these rural areas.
The Pall Aria Pure unit is an easily transportable, manual, low-pressure reverse osmosis system engineered for total dissolved solids removal from well water. It can produce 500 liters (132 U.S. gallons) of pure water every hour. A unique cross flow construction of stacked discs minimizes fouling and enhances performance. No pre-treatment or chemicals are needed for operation. A built-in maintenance system enables effective membrane cleaning and maintenance.
Because of high levels of fluoride ions in underground water many people in developing countries suffer from tooth and bone decay. This system is able to clear 98% of these contaminating fluoride ions from the water. After 1,000 hours of on-site testing in different conditions this system finally proved successful in providing a safe water supply in developing countries.
Link: Pall Corporation news…