Portable water purifier

A company focussing on commerce and industry needs in Africa has designed a portable water purification system specifically for use in remote areas.. The range consists of two lightweight units providing safe drinking water from wells, dams, lakes, rivers, natural springs and swamps.
The Rapid system, by Africa Solutions, has been on the mark {mosimage}A company focussing on commerce and industry needs in Africa has designed a portable water purification system specifically for use in remote areas.. The range consists of two lightweight units providing safe drinking water from wells, dams, lakes, rivers, natural springs and swamps.
The Rapid system, by Africa Solutions, has been on the market since 2001 and is used, amongst emergency services and military operations, by the American Air Force for operations in the Middle East.
The system utilises a four-stage purification process, including a UV lamp shut down circuit, to leave treated water in access of 99.9% free of virusses and bacteria. No chemicals are used in the process.
The Rapid Nomad is a portable, semi industrial unit (supplied with generator) capable of producing 95 litre/minute (136,800 litre/day) of safe drinking water. It comes complete with its own generator, pump and water inlet pick-up. All hoses and connections are of the quick-connect system.
The Rapid Trekker, a pre-assembled portable unit of brief-case size, can produce up to 3,8 litre/minute (5,472 litre/day) of treated water. The unit is powered with 12 volt DC current from any source such as auto, truck, generator, aeroplane or boat, which is ideal in remote areas where electrical services are either impractical or unavailable. It weighs only 12 kg.
The units are easily operated and assembly is limited to quick-connecting the hoses. The UV light source should be replaced every 12 months. The life of the sediment and carbon block filters is determined by the quality of the source water. When the water output reduces dramatically, these filters need to be replaced.
The Nomad costs around US$27,850 which includes a diesel generator. The Trekker is available for around S2828.
Africa Solutions: Tel +27-11 -397 8656; fax +27-11- 397 3599; martin@afritrade.co.za