Mobile water treatment system provides drinking water to quake damaged communities in New Zealand

PORT WASHINGTON, NY, Mar. 31, 2011 -- After New Zealand's 6.3 magnitude earthquake disrupted the municipal water supply for residents of Brighton, Lyttleton, and Christchurch in February, the New Zealand military deployed a Pall mobile water treatment system until municipal infrastructure could be rebuilt...

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A Pall WTS40 system provided 10,500 gallons of water per day for earthquake relief in New Zealand.

PORT WASHINGTON, NY, Mar. 31, 2011 -- After New Zealand's 6.3 magnitude earthquake disrupted the municipal water supply for residents of Brighton, Lyttleton, and Christchurch in February, the New Zealand military deployed a Pall mobile water treatment system until municipal infrastructure could be rebuilt.

The WTS40 mobile water treatment system was able to produce more than 10,000 gallons of clean drinking water per day from seawater.

The system incorporates Pall Aria™ microfiltration membranes for pre-filtration and Disc Tube™ reverse osmosis membranes for desalination.

According to the company, the filtration equipment is capable of producing drinking water from almost any raw water source. It can be set up quickly, and requires minimal manpower for operation and maintenance.

Pall is currently developing the next generation of its mobile water treatment system, capable of making water anywhere at pre-engineered flow rates and mounted in a container for maximum portability.

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