Fresh Water Aid
Coastal Scavengers have a plan in place for when we purchase a vessel of adequate size and capability to install a reverse osmosis water filtration system onboard.
This system will be used to store water and have clean drinkable water available for:
- Remote island residents
- Emergency response situations
- Emergency at sea situations
WHAT IS REVERSE OSMOSIS?
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a special type of filtration that uses a semi-permeable, thin membrane with pores small enough to pass pure water through while rejecting larger molecules such as dissolved salts (ions) and other impurities such as bacteria. Reverse osmosis is used to produce highly purified water for drinking water systems, industrial boilers, food and beverage processing, cosmetics, pharmaceutical production, seawater desalination, and many other applications. It has been a recognized technology for more than a century and commercialized since the 1960’s.