The risk of Natural disasters is always in front of us.
Whether from flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, or manufactured disasters, medical teams and supplies need to be circulated, the food needs to be distributed, and shelters need to be organised in a rush – but the most crucial need will be water.
Flooding often contaminates water systems.
Power failure disables processes at water treatment manufacturers. Besides having a nasty odour and taste, contaminated water holding viruses and bacteria can cause diseases like hepatitis, dysentery, and more. All questionable water sources or quality should be treated before drinking or hygiene.
Contaminated water can cause life-threatening dehydration from vomiting and diarrhoea or long-term chronic sickness due to chemical or bacterial toxins. In most disasters and other emergencies, poor hygiene due to insufficient water supply and the consumption of contaminated water are the leading health issues.
In that situation, AMFS can process up to 420,000 gallons per day, depending upon hours available to operate on location and the solids content – not just total suspended solids but also some dissolved solids within the fluid to be treated. This is important, because clear water can be laden with dissolved solids that would require slower rates to process in order to have potable water effluent.
Because our System does not depend on feed flow induced shearing forces, the feed slurry can become extremely viscous and still be successfully dewatered.