'Green' wastewater treatment, recycling units to Afghanistan air bases

June 24, 2010
DALLAS, TX, June 24, 2010 -- A transportable Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Recycling System from Global Water Group (Dallas, TX) has been selected by the U.S. Air Force for five bases in Afghanistan...

DALLAS, TX, June 24, 2010 -- A transportable Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Recycling System, made by Global Water Group Inc. (Dallas, TX, USA), has been selected by the U.S. Air Force for five bases in Afghanistan.

Each unit is capable of processing 20,000 gallons per day and meeting the needs of 400 personnel. The systems will handle all the wastewater processing for each base. Each two-part system will be shipped in two 20-ft containers and networked together on-site, according to Alan M. Weiss, president/CEO of Global Water Group.

"This is the 'greenest' most environmentally correct wastewater treatment system ever made and the model for future military systems," Weiss said.

The Air Force plans to use the recycled water for maintenance and irrigation, but the recycled water will exceed WHO and EPA potable drinking standards (including NSF-Standard 53), Weiss said.

"Global Water's system is modular and easily scalable. This same modular, environmentally correct model can work for municipal systems, as well," said Weiss.

More than 30 years ago, oil and gas industry biologists developed an aerobic biological treatment referred to as "extended aeration - activated sludge" where air flow and bacteria digested sewer sludge, Weiss explained.

"You don't find sludge fields on a drilling barge in the Caspian Sea," he noted.

Interior view of effluent recycler. Working with U.S. military engineers, Global designed a process utilizing a super-charged air environment to promote better sludge digestion and combined this with Global's proprietary Recycling and proprietary LS3™ (water purification) components to create this environmentally green total processing system. Global Water Group's proprietary wastewater treatment unit cuts the processing time in half, and unlike conventional treatment plants, Global's process generates virtually no sludge.

The effluent from the Global Water wastewater treatment unit flows into the recycling component, which removes remaining suspended solids down to 5-microns and recycles those suspended solids back to the digestive process of the wastewater treatment. All remaining effluent is processed through Global's LS3 water purification component which removes all parasites and hazardous chemicals, and with ultra-violet light, kills or neutralizes the bacteria (e-coli) and viruses.

This process produces highly purified water suitable for any potable or non-potable use. These self-contained systems require minimal maintenance and technical support, Weiss added.

About Global Water Group
Dallas-based Global Water Group Inc. manufactures state-of-the-art water purification, wastewater treatment, and wastewater effluent recycling equipment for the military, disaster relief, offshore oil and gas platforms, municipalities, and home use. Established in 1990, Global Water has specialized in making mobile, self-contained and fixed-base water purification and wastewater recycling systems. With its unique, scalable modular design concept, Global Water's municipal systems can be deployed in less time, cost less to operate and require less capital outlay than conventional water processing systems. Global Water's systems have been deployed to five continents and more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.globalwater.com and www.bestdrinkingwater.com.

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