UF solution to rural water supplies?

Dr Gerhard Offringa, Ikusasa Water Management, South Africa

The Ikusasa ultrafiltration membrane plant

The Ikusasa ultrafiltration membrane plant

Sub-Saharan Africa is not a region generally associated with membrane technology, but that is now changing. Desalination projects are already appearing in, for example, South Africa and Ghana, and South Africa is fast developing its own technologies.

Water treatment manufacturer Ikusasa is developing its own UF modules both for rural water supply and for desalination pretreatment. The company is also developing its reverse-osmosis desalination capability and is currently looking at anodic Zn for scaling protection in treating high-calcium groundwater.

This article appeared in the February-March 2010 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse.

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