Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment in Bangladesh
Its major environmental issues include:
- many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land;
- waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water;
- water pollution, especially of fishing areas, results from the use of commercial pesticides;
- ground water contaminated by naturally occurring arsenic;
- intermittent water shortages because of falling water tables in the northern and central parts of the country;
- soil degradation and erosion;
- deforestation; and,
- severe overpopulation.
Bangladesh is susceptible to droughts and cyclones; much of the country is routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season.
Total Renewable Water Resources: 1,210.6 cu km (1999)
Freshwater Withdrawal: 79.4 cu km/yr(3% domestic, 1% industrial, 96% agricultural)
Per capita freshwater withdrawal: 560 cu m/yr (2000)
Access to improved drinking water sources: 80% of population
Access to improved sanitation facilities: 53% of population
The World Bank reports that at least 80 countries have water shortages and 2 billion people lack access to clean water. More disturbingly, the World Health Organization has reported that 1 billion people lack enough water to simply meet their basic needs, unfortunately in many countries water is scarce or contaminated.
Pure Aqua provides wide range of filtration and economical solutions based on the Bangladesh’s water resources.
Bangladesh’s main water resources are:
- Surface water “is water from river, lake or fresh water wetland, which can be treated using different methods, such as Ultrafiltration Systems, Media Water Filters, Brackish Water RO.
- Desalination can be used for water from ocean, or sea source, which can be treated using Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Systems; Desalination Systems
- Ground Water or brackish water is from water located in the pore space of soil and rock “Borehole well”, which can be treated using Reverse Osmosis Systems, Media Water Filters, Chemical Dosing, UV Sterilizers.
- Government water supply, which could have high level of hardness or high level of chlorine, can be treated with Water Softeners, Media Water Filters
Pure Aqua manufactures water treatment systems that meet the World Health Organization requirements.
Completed Water Purification Projects for Bangladesh: