Red Cross Society Receives Water Purification System

Feb. 19, 2015
Seawater desalination system provides free, clean drinking water to residents and workers in Uribia La Guajira, Colombia

AMPAC USA has supplied the Red Cross Society in Uribia La Guajira, Colombia, with its most recent water purification system. The company designed and fabricated the mobile seawater desalination water maker SWRO100K-LX to help the Red Cross Society workers and local residents have free access to pure drinking water. This project was completed in January 2015 and the latest reports state that the Red Cross Society is satisfied with the results.

"When we got the order from Red Cross Society, we took it as a challenge as the task was to be completed in a very short amount of time, and in a very compact mobile trailer," said Sammy A. Farag, CEO of AMPAC USA. "Our best engineers took it upon themselves to design and build the water maker in a perfect manner. It just took a few days to build the system and the results have been satisfactory.

"The advanced emergency disaster relief mobile seawater desalination reverse osmosis watermaker from AMPAC USA is capable of converting 100,000 gal of seawater to pure drinking water on a daily basis (which actually comes down to 387 cu meters per day). The Red Cross representatives no longer experience scarcity of pure water in that area anymore since they commissioned this amazing watermaker."

The mobile water maker features an energy recovery booster device that saves about 70% of the total power consumption by transferring the pressure from the reject water back to the feed via this turbo charger.

The water maker also is equipped with a microprocessor controller that features an alphanumeric backlit touchscreen LCD to display and control operations and conditions, providing adjustable time delays and set points to accommodate variable field conditions. The microprocessor system monitors and controls operation of system and communicates with pretreatment equipment and distribution tank levels as required. The microprocessor also is equipped with remote communications capabilities to control and monitor the watermaker remotely over the Internet.