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Technologies used

Aruba doesn't have natural fresh water sources such as ground water, rivers or lakes, therefore drinking water is by seawater desalination
  • We desalinate seawater through a combination of Multi Stage Flash (MSF) Evaporation and Sea Water Reverse Osmosis, (soon to complete 100% SWRO). SWRO desalination offers the same high-quality product our customers are used to, and is considerably more efficient than MSF systems.
  • The SWRO technology consists of electric pumps that generate high pressure, forcing seawater through semi-permeable membranes; converting seawater into drinking water. We are currently running two fixed SWRO plants, one Mobile unit and complement with MSF if needed. View video below.
  • Water production figures:
EQUIPMENT INSTALLED  CAPACITY
SEAWATER REVERSE OSMOSIS PLANTS (SWRO) 44000 m3 per day
ION EXCHANGE PLANTS 3000 m3 per day

 

CONSUMPTION USAGE CAPACITY
AVERAGE PRODUCTION 34000 m3 per day
AVERAGE ARUBA USAGE 32000 m3 per day
AVERAGE WEB USAGE 2000 m3 per day

 

Quality Water Production

View our video for an impression of the water desalination process.