Fully powered by solar energy, each unit from SwissINSO is capable of converting 100,000 litres of brackish water and 50,000 litres of seawater per day into high-quality drinking water. The membrane technology relies on a series of circular membrane plates. This proprietary method effectively minimizes pressure on the pumps and membranes, thus requiring less energy than other systems and allowing the unit to operate solely using solar power.
Michel Gruering, SwissINSO president said: “We’re very pleased to have our unit up and running here so its capabilities can be witnessed first-hand. We have developed a mobile, self-sufficient, renewable-energy solution to one of the world’s most pressing problems – access to clean drinking water.”