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Autonomous and standardised container-based water treatment unit for production of potable water (ONLY WATER)
Start date: 16 Jun 2009, End date: 15 Jun 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Beside the lacking access to clean drinking water, the world are increasingly affected by natural disasters which require emergency water supply. Current water treatment systems require that they are designed to the specific water type and type of pollution which make them less suitable as emergency water suppliers. The existing mobile systems today are either not capable of cleaning the water sufficiently or too expensive for the end-users. The project concern development of an autonomous and standardised container-based water treatment unit aimed at selected market segments, with a special emphasis on developing countries and regions. The unit should be designed around flexible modules including pre-treatment, NF or RO membranes and post treatment, allowing it to be fitted to operate optimally under any given condition in a segment. The water treatment units must be able to operate decentralized in areas that are difficult to reach or have limited water resources necessitating water purification in order to guarantee safe drinking water for the population. The modulated design will make it possible to fit a standard unit to any of the given water resources and achieve optimal operation. The project will focus on two water types: Groundwater of brackish nature and surface water. The pre-treatment module will be flexible to be able to adapt to any given challenge the current water resource will show. The core will be a ceramic membrane treatment able to reliably filter out any particulate matter and dramatically reduce any micro-organisms present. Optionally a combined AOP and Activated Carbon treatment can be added after the ceramic membran"
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