The compact water purification system weighs under 30 kg, so is easily transported and able to access remote areas.
The compact water purification system weighs under 30 kg, so is easily transported and able to access remote areas.

Singaporean water treatment and recycling company Liquinex, has developed a compact, solar-operated water purification system, which uses ceramic ultrafiltration, UVC and graphene technology.

The compact water purification system is the size of a suitcase and weighs under 30 kg, so is easily transported and able to access remote areas. It can operate on a 12V DC battery or with solar, wind or pedal power.

The company’s water treatment uses a ceramic filter instead of polymeric membranes, as it can withstand high temperatures and acidic content and last longer.  Swedish company Lightlab supplies technology which uses mercury-free UVC tubes to remove bacteria and viruses to purify and disinfect the water.

Now, Liquinex has added a filtration cartridge from Grafoid, a Canadian graphene research and development company, which removes heavy metals such as arsenic and lead, often found in groundwater. Graphene technology has high levels of adsorption and recyclability capabilities for a wide variety of contaminants.

Liquinex’s latest compact water purification suitcase has been used for rural and humanitarian relief in areas hit by floods and earthquakes.