GE engineers and WaterStep provide portable water purification devices to Typhoon Haiyan victims
GE engineers, in partnership with Louisville's WaterStep organization, are providing 60 inventive portable water purification devices to thousands in the typhoon-stricken Philippines. The need for emergency drinking water supplies in the country is immense due to the disaster that hit the country's most impoverished areas on Nov. 8.
Operation Blessing Intl. deploys safe drinking water technology for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
MIOX Corp. has partnered with Operation Blessing Intl. (OBI), one of the largest charities in America, for disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan.
OBI deployed six MIOX BPS portable sodium hypochlorite generators and one SANILEC 6 sodium hypochlorite generator to the Philippines. The seven clean water treatment technologies have the combined capacity to treat approximately 500,000 gal of water each day, providing safe drinking water in life-threatening conditions.
In my previous article, “Ultrafiltration: A Business Growth Opportunity” (September 2013), I referenced a 2010 BBC research report stating that “the U.S. market for ultrafiltration (UF) technologies was worth $940 million in 2010. It is estimated to be valued at $1.24 billion by 2015.”1 Simply put, the business opportunities for UF are growing rapidly, which could prove extremely profitable for the savvy professional water dealer.
Exploring non-traditional uses for UF technology
Performance tested by the U.S. EPA, the Multi-Barrier System provides > 4-log reduction of Cryptosporidium and viruses, meeting disinfection requirements for the Ground Water Rule, Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of surface water and Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. It includes three treatment stages: sediment filtration, charged membrane filter and UV. It offers flow rates from 8 to 480 gpm, with capabilities for monitoring flow, filter life and UV status to provide fail-safe disinfection protection.
Texas-based nonprofit aims to provide clean water via new wells and spread the Gospel
Access announced that it is partnering with The Last Well (TLW). This Texas-based organization’s mission is simple: “To provide clean water to the entire nation of Liberia and share Christ with those we serve by the end of the decade.”
H2gO handheld water treatment device is available on Indiegogo for a limited time
The H2gO purifier is a result of Aqua Research LLC’s quest to create a personal water purifier, focusing on ease of use, simplicity and affordability. This handheld, 3-oz device makes water safe to drink with only two button clicks, never needs replacement parts and is designed for extreme environments. The device is ideal for campers, travelers and natural disasters and will be available in July 2013 at a price of $80.
3M Pro’s high-pressure booster pump keeps production steady
3M Purification introduced the 3M Pro reverse osmosis drinking water filtration system. The system helps provide clean, better-tasting water using multistage filtration and includes a high-pressure booster pump for increased production. The addition of the booster pump gives it a consistent pressure of 100 psi and the ability to deliver 36 to 50 gal of clean, great-tasting water per day.
The Aquasource POE, whole-house filtration system is designed to connect near a home’s water heater, filtering a variety of contaminants at the water source to provide cleaner water throughout the house. The complementary Aquamini drinking water system is small, portable and convenient, and is designed for travel, hotel rooms and school dormitories. It provides the same level of filtration in a smaller housing designed to fit in a bag or luggage.
Quest Water works to deliver clean, potable water to rural communities in Angola
Quest Water Global Inc., a water technology company and developer of the AQUAtap Community Drinking Water Station and WEPS Water Extraction and Purification System, announced that the government of Canada has offered its support to the company as it works with the Ministry of Industry in Angola to deliver clean, potable water to rural communities in that country.