POTABLE WATER ELECTRO DESALINATION PILOT IN UKRAINE
US AMBASSADOR STARTS OPERATION OF THE POTABLE WATER ELECTRO DESALINATION PILOT SYSTEM AT MARIUPOL, UKRAINE
On the 25th of October US Ambassador Mrs. Marie Yovanovich travelled to the city of Mariupol, south-east Ukraine, for the start-up ceremony of the Pure Water Group electro dialysis / desalination pilot system.
The pilot system is delivered and installed by the Ukraine company HT Engineering. As the pilot system is based on the Evoqua USA NexED electro desalination technology, the US ambassador was invited by HT engineering for the official opening ceremony. Obviously representatives of all parties involved were present at the Starokrymsk filtration station at Mariupol, Donetsk region. Among the other Ukrainian officials present were the minister of occupied territories, Mr. Vadim Chernysh and the mayor of Mariupol, Mr. Vadim Boichenko.
Mrs. Yovanovich and Mr. Vadim Chernysh wait for a produced water sample taken by an HT Engineer
Short version of the opening speech of Mrs. Yovanovich
“I just want to say, it is a thrill to start this cutting-edge technology that can produce safe drinking water not just for the city of Mariupol but for anyone in the world. Obviously, there have been historical issues with the quality of the water here and the war has only made things worse. It’s our firm believe that the people of Mariupol, like all the people in Ukraine, deserve to live in peace and prosperity, but also in healthy conditions, that includes the access to clean drinking water.
I am really glad that a team of the Ukraine based HT Engineering, Pure Water Group from the Netherlands and Evoqua Water Technologies from the United States are showing what can be achieved when these people tackle a problem together. The environmentally and ecologically efficient electro desalination technology is an important step towards clean water supply and living a healthy life in Mariupol.”
Official start of the pilot system by
US Ambassador Mrs. Yovanovich
Johan Ossenblok, director of Pure Water Group interviewed by Ukraine reporters
The Pure Water Group brings together over 25 years of applied knowledge and all-round experience with advanced and sustainable electrochemical separation solutions for pure and clean water production. The latest enhanced performance of the Evoqua modules continue the Pure Water Group tradition to pursue improvements and retain leadership in water purification technology.