Solar Power Provides Clean, Potable Water for Over Two Million Iraqis
Sustainable Industries and SPX Global delivered 350 solar powered reverse osmosis systems to the people of Iraq, this order adds to the continued success of SI/SPX in which they have delivered 700+ off-grid water filtration systems.
May 17, 2011 - PRLog -- Introduction
Sustainable Industries (SI) in partnership with SPX Global has reached an industry first by developing, manufacturing and exporting 350 solar powered reverse osmosis (SPRO) systems to the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works in Iraq. The 350 SPRO systems are another chapter in the success SI and SPX, in which they have delivered 733 independently powered water filtration systems to overcome the challenge presented by the devastated water and electrical infrastructures of Iraq. These 733 systems provide the capability to purify 4.4 million gallons of water per day and meet the basic drinking water needs for 2.11 million Iraqis. Each system provides a rapidly deployed, off-grid, cost-effective solution to create potable water in hours from a local water source without requiring electrical or water infrastructure. Iraq recognized the benefit of these rapidly deployed solutions with an original order of 325 solar powered ultrafiltration (SPUF) systems in 2009 to fight the annual outbreak of cholera associated with seasonal rains and has rapidly expanded potable water delivery by ordering an additional 400+ systems in 2010.
Solar Powered Water Filtration Solutions
The Solar Powered Reverse Osmosis (SPRO) and Ultrafiltration (SPUF) provide cutting edge solutions for brackish and non-brackish water sources. SPRO / SPUF systems combine multistage water filtration, solar photovoltaic power and integrated control systems to deliver water at less than $0.03 per gallon RO and $0.01 per gallon UF. SPX and SI developed the SPX Tracker UF and RO series and manufactured over 700 systems to quickly become the world leaders in this off-grid market in less than two years. The SPUF solution has been proven to convert high turbidity (greater than 50NTU) surface feed water to clear, clean drinking water (less than 0.2NTU.) By combining UF and RO technologies, the latest generation of systems converts local brackish, non-potable water sources to high-quality drinking water (TDS below 500), allowing utilization from surface and well sources up to 50 meters deep. The trailer mounting and environmental enclosure of the systems reduces the deployment time and provides an ideal solution for use in rural, urban or disaster relief operations where there is unreliable potable water / electrical infrastructures.
About Sustainable Industries
SI provides integrated filtration, fluid transfer and energy systems for the US and foreign governments. SI has worked with clients to design, manufacture and export over 700 water filtration systems to Iraq. SI is committed to providing innovative, sustainable solutions to overcome world water and energy infrastructure challenges. Sustainable Industries is a prime contractor for the US government and executed over a dozen contracts involving water / energy systems and components procurement in 2010. SI works with private and public original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to increase sales through the distribution and integration of energy, filtration and fluid movement products for use by the US and foreign governments. SI is a certified service disabled veteran owned small business (US-SDVOSB / CA-SB/DVBE).
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Sustainable Industries (SI) leverages experience in operations and sustainability to provide energy, water and integrated solutions. SI has a multi-year track record of successful execution of complex, multimillion dollar integrated projects.