The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Finance Center, in collaboration with the...
Systems will purify drinking water for communities near crippled nuclear plant
Two solar- driven water purification systems called Mobile MaxPure (MMP) will be air shipped to Japan today to help the people in villages near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. The donations are made and announced by WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc. of Princeton, N.J., manufacturer and marketer of the MMP solar systems, and by Gamesa of Spain, a multinational wind manufacturer.
One of the MMP solar units will screen radiation from the drinking water it pumps, desalinates and purifies, and the other unit will pump and purify 30,000 gal of biologically polluted water per day. Each system operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, enabled by solar-charged battery banks embedded in the 7-ft cubed structures. Each system opens automatically into a 3.3-kW array for pumping and purifying and/or decontaminating the drinking water plus generating electricity for lights, tools, cell phone charging, etc. WorldWater also is donating custom trailers for each system to enable ready mobility.