Focus on Effective Water Treatment
PuRK Energy and Water sees an opportunity to play a positive role in helping to alleviate water challenges by providing effective solutions
Water Treatment Focus
PuRK Energy and Water focuses on waste water effluent treatment to energy solutions; desalination plants; water extraction and purification systems using renewable energy as well as effective and affordable sanitation systems
Waste Water Treatment Plants convert polluted water back into pure and non polluted water. These plants reduce the amount or the concentration of the pollutants in the water and to convert it back for either human consumption, industrial use and for irrigation purposes.
Processes used to convert the water are either filtration, process like settling or chemical processes such as coagulation and disinfection.
Water purification plants use containerised potable water treatment package plants sometimes just called modular systems, these water purification package plants have very few moving parts and a small carbon footprint, taking up minimal space which results in a dependable water purification method and recycling of water.
This method benefits both municipal and industrial clients who realise that recycling and purification of used water is of utmost importance.
Desalination is a process that removes mineral components and salts from saline water.
Saltwater is desalinated to produce water suitable for human consumption or irrigation. One by-product of desalination is salt.Desalination is mainly focused on the optimal provision of fresh water for human use.
Currently, approximately 1% of the world’s population is dependent on desalinated water to meet daily needs, but the UN expects that 14% of the world’s population will encounter water scarcity by 2025.
Desalination is particularly relevant in water scarce or dry countries such as Africa and the desalinated water is usually healthier than water from rivers and ground water.
A number of coastal municipalities have implemented desalination plants in order to alleviate drought conditions and water scarcity.
Water services (i.e. water supply and sanitation) in South Africa are controlled by the Water Services Act (Act 108 of 1997) and the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998). The Water Services Act deals with water services provision to consumers, while the National Water Act deals with water in its natural state. As in the case of water supply, the provision of sanitation to a community should take place in terms of the relevant Water Services Development Plan, which is required in terms of the Water Services Act.
Water, sanitation and waste management are important driving forces for community health within South and Southern Africa. A clean environment, open defecation free areas, personal hygiene practices among individual members of a community, proper solid and liquid waste management, and availability of adequate safe drinking water determine the health of individuals as well as the community.
PuRK Energy & Water’s focus is ensuring the provision of effective and affordable sanitation systems for all people within Africa.