Decentralised RO desalination plants serve Indonesian rural areas

Torben Revald, Sales Manager, AqSep A/S, Denmark

Water filling station in a remote Indonesian fishing village.

Water filling station in a remote Indonesian fishing village.

Danish pump/reverse-osmosis company Danfoss launched its small-scale desalination unit, the Watercube¬†2, in 2009. The mini-plant was built round Danfoss pumping and energy‑recovery technology.

The company then spun off this technology into a new company AqSep, which removed the attractive packaging and relaunched the machine as the WM9000E. The new model has a very functional design, was made for very easy maintenance and yet is compact and lightweight.

This article describes how the WM9000E has now found favour in Indonesia due to its lower cost in remote areas compared with piped systems.

This article first appeared in the May/June 2012 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.

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