As the disaster of Hurricane Irma still unfolds in Puerto Rico, we are taught terrible lessons about just how difficult life can be without clean drinking water. While we often take our municipalities’ sewer and wastewater decontamination efforts for granted, the alternatives are horrifying.
One of the first issues, besides dehydration, is the number of illnesses associated with dirty water. The water in Puerto Rico is contaminated with everything from urine to hazardous waste. Even bathing in the water as opposed to drinking it can create health hazards. Those hazards include bacteria outbreaks that run the gamut from pink eye to leptospirosis, a bacterial infection. Puerto Ricans were also given water from a hazardous-waste site that included industrial chemicals known to cause kidney dysfunction and neurological impairment. Water treatment facilities and purification systems are not fully functional, leaving many with no choice but to risk drinking dirty water.
Water treatment systems provide some truly lifesaving work. Ensuring your municipality’s treatment system is as efficient as possible can mean the difference between sickness and health. Komax provides top quality equipment and innovative design to ensure your system is working at peak performance. For example, our large-scale static mixers are designed to be installed in water treatment channels of any cross section, including open and closed ducts. Low pressure drop designs for chlorinating can be supplied as on-site assembly, if necessary. Our sludge mixers are designed to be extremely resistant to fouling and clogging, designed with smoothly contoured edges that eliminate corners that can trap materials that may impede the flow. Our Ozone Mixer has advantages over a mechanical mixer in that it can guarantee full radial, wall to wall distribution of the micron size ozone bubbles, in many cases reducing the energy requirement by a whopping 95%!
Why not let Komax help you up bring your municipality up to the quality your community needs and deserves.