Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment in Cape Verde
Cape Verde, is an archipelago of 10 islands located off the west coast of Africa. The country has around 500,000 inhabitants and is located some 300 miles off the coast of Senegal. While ethnically heterogeneous and a country of immigrants, Cape Verde is religiously and culturally homogenous
Its location on the geographic band of the Sahel greatly influences its climate. Cape Verde has few natural resources and suffers from serious water shortages. In Cape Verde, people receive water from the local government by truck. Women wait in line with buckets, and there is a certain allowance as to how many buckets one can buy. The water is obtained by the desalination of ocean water or from scarce underground sources. As fresh water resources are extremely limited, pumps are frequently closed down, and there are strict regulations about how much groundwater can be taken.
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 Cape Verde’s water resources.
Cape Verde’s main water resources are:
- Surface water “is water from river, rain water, 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
Water challenges in Cape Verde
Cape Verde is one of the driest islands out of the nine inhabitant islands within West Africa. The country sees less than ten inches of rain per year and has one of the most costly prices of water to produce in Africa. The country’s water challenges forces it to become dependent on energy-intensive procedures such as seawater desalination, which becomes even more costly with the expensive nature of imported fuel to energize the national grid. Low employment, coupled with consistent and major droughts continue to induce the country’s citizens to leave the country to first-world nations.
Pure Aqua water treatment solutions
While the islands of the Republic of Cape Verde are surrounded by seawater, the country finds difficulty in attaining quality sources of fresh and potable drinking water for their people. To solve this problem, Pure Aqua has designed and manufactured seawater desalination systems that are capable of producing sufficient drinking water on a daily basis. Our seawater reverse osmosis systems incorporate disinfection technology, antiscalant dosing, multimedia filters, high pressure pumps, cleaning in place (CIP) system, and easily navigable controls that allow for simple operational use.
Pure Aqua manufactures water treatment systems that meet the World Health Organization requirements.
Completed Water Purification Projects for Cape Verde: