Together with its Portuguese partner company AST, SFC Umwelttechnik GmbH has donated three C-MEM Zero units in stainless steel tanks for drinking water treatment in the disaster area of Mozambique. In cooperation with the Red Cross a training for the use of the units will be carried out on site.
Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique hard in mid-March, leaving flood and destruction behind. Just one week later the first victim of cholera, a serious bacterial diarrhoea, was reported, and the storm damage to the drinking water and sewage systems has led to a steady increase in the number of deaths since it is no longer possible to get clean drinking water. In the meantime, about 600 people have died of cholera and more than 2,000 have contracted it.
Despite a large-scale vaccination campaign against cholera, the provision of clean drinking water is essential to prevent the spread of the disease.
A C-MEM Zero unit can supply up to 200 people per day with clean drinking water, viruses and bacteria are reliably filtered out of the water during ultrafiltration with C-MEM.