MSWT-01 (Mobile Surface Water Treatment) Prototype, an Alternative for Disaster Mitigation
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Clean water lacking is a problem that occurred in places where flood disaster happened frequently. Some solutions that already initiated to provide clean water might be not that efficient due to disaster location infrastructure and other constraints. Developing mobile water treatment could be an alternative favor. The equipment is designed for raw water source in flood area, basically made for 1m 3 per hour or 100-150 man requirements. This water treatment design adopted from existing technologies and related literatures. Though using common processes, the important thing is how to make such modular process put in compact design elegantly and will be equipped with mobile feature and electric generator due to make easier in operational and moving the unit to reach disaster sub locations where it’s needed. Through prototype level experiment trials, the machine is proved to produce clean water that suitable for sanitation and cooking/drinking purposes although using contaminated water input source. Since the technologies are possibly not special, the important thing is then how to combine such methods, implementing for people needs, and developing network with disaster mitigation management stake holder for wider arrangement. The machine could be also treated as an investment that will be used from time to time when needed.