San Antonio, Hydranautics, Avista provided RO unit to hurricane ravaged communities

Hydranautics, a global leader in membrane technology, reported Oct. 1 that it had provided 48 CPA-400 filtration membranes to the city of San Antonio's reverse osmosis (RO) trailer that was be sent to the Gulf Region shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit. The RO unit can provide 100 gpm of purified water for potable use. Avista Technologies, a S. Calif.-based company, generously supplied chemicals for pretreatment to the RO membranes...

OCEANSIDE, CA, Oct. 7, 2005 -- Hydranautics, a global leader in membrane technology, has provided 48 CPA-400 filtration membranes to the city of San Antonio's reverse osmosis (RO) trailer that was be sent to the Gulf Region shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit.

The RO unit can provide a minimum of 100 gallons per minute of purified water for potable use. Hydranautics came on board the effort right away, eager to assist with the disaster relief efforts. Avista Technologies, another Southern California based company, generously supplied chemicals for pretreatment to the RO membranes.

The quick response in this time of crisis is the gratifying result of close business and personal relationships between the three entities – proving again that the global water industry is a small world with close ties and a commitment to providing clean water for everyone.

"Hydranautics and parent company Nitto Denko want to acknowledge the opportunity to team up with the City of San Antonio and Avista Technologies to donate Hydranautics' membrane elements for a reverse osmosis water purification unit to assist the Hurricane Katrina ravaged citizens of New Orleans," said Upen Bharwada, chief operating officer at Hydranautics

This year has seen a significant number of natural disasters that have had devastating impact on the accessibility of clean drinking water for many communities around the globe. To find out more about how you can help, visit www.redcross.org, www.ifrc.org (Red Cross/Red Crescent), www.waterforpeople.org.

The donated CPA-400 elements provide 99.3% nominal salt rejection (99.0% minimum) and produce 11,000 gallons per day of ultrapure water making them ideal for use in the portable water filtration trailer which will be treating both surface and well water.

For more on Hydranautics, visit www.membranes.com.

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