Water Concepts for Hospitals, Health and Clinics
Provide your operation with safe crystal clear water and enjoy savings from recycled water
- Provide safe water for your operation
- Give patients and staff access to clean drinking water
- Avoid waterborne diseases
- Keep your staff healthy and increase your productivity
- Earn staff loyalty and give clean water for their families
- Recycle wastewater and increase profit
- Water the grounds for free
- Differentiate your hospital or clinic
Operating a hospital, health or dental clinic comes with a large liability towards your patients’ health and wellbeing in terms of ensuring your operation meets the highest possible hygienic standards. The health facility will be expected to guarantee its operation meets the highest possible hygienic standards. The used and consumed water must therefore be bacteria and virus free and of highest hygienic standard for surgery preparation and instrument cleaning. While the water provided for washing and shower facilities must be protected against waterborne spread diseases like legionella. For hospitals, health and dental clinics in areas not connected to the sewer grid a responsibility is relied on their operation to ensure that the discharged wastewater meets the national parameters.
Aqua Unique has many years of experiences in delivering custom build solutions for the health industry. We are aware and acknowledge the challenges that are involved in operating a hospital, health or dental clinic in Africa, yet being requested to take very step ensuring your operation meets the CLRW/CAP/AAIM standards.
We design our systems around being cost beneficial to your already exiting operation or new facility. Our water purification technologies ensure you operate your facility safely for your patients and staff. Our wastewater treatment technologies guarantee that you meet the national parameters for discharged wastewater by miles. As a sidekick treated wastewater can offer your operation huge savings from having to purchase water as it can manageable be recycled (read purified) and used again for your operation. Alternative treated wastewater water can be used free of charge to irrigate your gardens – either through a simple tap system or a more sophisticated piped irrigation system.
There exist a number of different water purification technologies applicable to a hospital, health or dental clinic. But if we generalize – the choice is really between three systems.
The Electrodeionization (EDI) is generally considered as the safest water purification technology for hospitals. Reverse Osmosis (RO) is also a very safe water purification technology. The alternative and less costly is Ultrafiltration (UF). While the Electrodeionization must be applied after a Reverse Osmosis system making it quite costly, a Reverse Osmosis or Ultrafiltration plant only requires to have a multi media pre-filter. It is anyhow recommendable to use post UV-disinfection (UV-C) in combination with Reverse Osmosis or Ultrafiltration. Electrodeionization systems are delivered in a wide range of sizes – with a purified water production from 3m3 to +36,000m3 per day. Equally is Reverse Osmosis systems delivered in a wide range of sizes – with a purified water production from 1.1m3 to +100,000m3 per day. Ultrafiltration plants meanwhile tend to be applicable to medium and large size hospitals as the water purification production starts from 40m3 to +200,000m3 per day.
You can surely find providers offering small particles filters or even smaller Reverse Osmosis plants, but believe us – they are not safe and will breakdown after a few months of use.
An Electrodeionization water purification plant ultra removes particles, bacteria, parasites, viruses, contaminants, salts, heavy metals, colour, odour and taste from the source water. A Reverse Osmosis water purification plant removes particles, bacteria, parasites, contaminants, viruses, salts, heavy metals, colour, odour and taste from the source water. While an Ultrafiltration water purification plant reduces particles, colour, odour, contaminants, heavy metals, taste and removes bacteria and parasites from the source water.
For new facilities (yet to be constructed) our innovative solutions include water separation where the water is split into two levels or even three levels. One level will be multi-usage water for general cleaning, washing and toilet use, the second line is pure drinking water for food production, theatre cleaning and staff and optional patients’ drinking water while the third ultra pure water is for areas where the highest standard of hygiene must be applied like for surgery instrument cleaning, washing of infected wounds etc. This is a very efficient way to save capital investment cost as well later operating cost.
Multi-usage water line. Water will be treated by pre media filters and environmental friendly UV disinfection ensuring protection against waterborne spread diseases. Water pipes will be protected against precipitation/scaling.
Pure drinking water line. Water will be purified most commonly by pre media filters, Ultrafiltration or Reverse Osmosis technology in combination with environmental friendly extended UV disinfection.
Ultra pure water line. Water will be purified by pre media filters, Reverse Osmosis and Electrodeionization technology.
This solution can also be applied to existing facilities, but can as such include more serious water network renovation work.
Please read more about our Reverse Osmosis technologies here, Ultrafiltration water purification technologies here and Electrodeionization technologies here.
Our innovative wastewater plants are environmental friendly using only a biological driven technology called SBR (Sequencing Batch Reactor). The process is driven by air which pushes the wastewater from the receiving buffer tank to the treatment tank where the biological aeration phase takes place. Operating the treatment system without any pumps reduces the risks of fault tremendously.
Simple and easy
Aqua Unique’s wastewater systems are delivered fully equipped and ready for installation. On location, only the outer tanks need to be constructed. Connect the pipes and power, and the system is in operation.
Extremely low power consumption
The systems are designed that no pump is required. The only power consumption is for a compressor blowing air into the treatment process. As an example a treatment plant handling the wastewater for 300 people (45m3 per day) only consumes 4Kwa for 12 hours a day making it possible to run it of a solar system. A plant of that size also only takes up the space equally to three 20 foot containers. See also the section for Container Solutions here.
High treatment efficiency
The parameters of treated water meet the national discharge parameters without any problems. Purification effect of SBR technology is very high and it is in range of 90 to 97%, (BOD5 ca. 97 %, COD ca. 95 %, SS ca. 96 %, N-NH4 ca. 90 %).
Wastewater treatment for your own benefits
As a sidekick treated wastewater can offer your operation huge savings from having to purchase water as it can manageable be recycled (read purified) and used again for your operation. Alternative treated wastewater water can be used free of charge to irrigate your gardens – either through a simple tap system or a more sophisticated piped irrigation system.
You can also read more about our wastewater solutions here.
You are also very welcome to contact us for a discussion on your existing water set up or new development.