The South African National Defence Force's Joint Operations (JOps) division has taken delivery of several water purification systems manufactured by ELW Global and is using them in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of South Africa's contribution to the United Nations mission there.
Four ELW Global ROWPU (Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit) 2K trailers were delivered to Joint Operations in early March this year, with training for South African National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel being carried out in Springs, Johannesburg, ahead of delivery to the DRC. Providing instruction on the units takes around four days.
ELW's flagship ROWPU 2K is a trailer mounted water purification system, which, when utilising the reverse osmosis process, produces a minimum of 2 000 litres per hour of potable water, and 5 000 litres per hour of World Health Organisation standard safe drinking water if reverse osmosis is not required. The system uses a 5KVA generator, it is independent of the grid and suitable for remote operations.[Full Story.]
Last updated: 21 November 2016