Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment in Chile
Chile is a nation of seventeen million people in South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru.
The country of Chile encompasses an extensive latitude span, ranging from the warm clime of the Atacama Desert in the north, Chilean matorral with a Mediterranean climate in the center to gelid ice sheet covered terrain of the Andean spine and further south to the Darwin Ice Sheet of Tierra del Fuego.
The northern Chilean desert contains great mineral wealth, principally copper, but also gold, potash, and lithium salts.
The central area dominates the country in terms of population and agricultural resources. This area also is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century, when it incorporated its northern and southern regions.
Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands. The Andes Mountains are located on the eastern border.
The nation's major environmental issues include:
• Overgrazing of native grasslands;
• Widespread deforestation and mining threaten natural resources;
• Air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions;
• Water pollution from discharge of inadequately treated sewage.
Ecology and Biodiversity
The richest and most diverse region on Earth, the Tropical Andes stretches into northern Chile.
A virtual continental island bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Andes Mountains on the east, and the Atacama Desert in the north, the Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests biodiversity hotspot harbors richly endemic flora and fauna. The hotspot encompasses about 40 percent of Chile’s land area and includes the offshore islands of San Félix and San Ambrosio and the Juan Fernández Islands.
The Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Hotspot represents the crossroads of two major floristic and faunistic regions: the Neotropical and ancient Gondwanan provinces. The influence of past geographical links between South America and other southern lands, such as Australia, is evident in the hotspot’s high plant endemism.
Tthe following guidlines can be suggested to improve the quality of water:
- Improvement of efficiency in water use;
- Identification of water resources;
- Harmonization of water and the environment;
- Technical training and education about water;
- Information about water resources and flood mitigation.
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 Chile’s water resources.
Chile’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
Pure Aqua manufactures water treatment systems that meet the World Health Organization requirements.
Completed Water Purification Projects for Chile: