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The Uses And Qualities Of ROWPU 3000 Water Treatment Unit

Written By: Jones - Feb• 18•17

The use of portable and high performance water purifying units often makes the difference for running temporary encampments or bases. These can be also be useful for adverse weather and geographic conditions like dry weather, semidesert areas, and places with no significant water supplies. All they need are enough groundwater, which might be dirty or contaminated, to operate and be effective.


Reverse osmosis water purification or ROWP is relevant to these appliances. The ROWPU 3000 Water Treatment Unit is something that performs H2O purification at a high enough level to meet the needs of large encampments, or above corps strength forward operating bases for the army and other service units.

In military logistics terms, the large ROWPU was and is vital for the semiarid or desert conditions found during the war on terror. Its continuous operation, of course, depends on the water supply, and it cannot just be used anywhere and everywhere. Thus it is designated as a unit of EAC or Echelon Above Corps operations.

This unit being military grade means it can operate in prejudicial conditions related to the battlefield. Thus it can purify brackish, salt or NBC tainted H2O at 3,000 gallons a clip. However an EAC base will often be better placed around good freshwater supplies, with excellent fire cover and natural defense lines to make it more secure and safer for troops and personnel.

This base can contain an airfield, a prefab port, supply centers, a tent city, living amenities, large parking fields and such. The ROWPU is a vital unit that should have a measure of security, usually within the fortified central precincts of the base. Being portable and mobile, it can traverse the base to distribute purified H2O for the troops, vehicles, machines, shower and latrine areas, and utility crews like the assigned BOC and COQ gardening complements.

The purification unit is encased by a large ISO container, which can measure 20 ft in length. This has an overpack mount where the treatment installation is contained. It is either semipermanent or base mobile, and comes in armored or biologically protected types or both.

Usually, the more efficient use of this unit involved mounting it on large military trailers like the M871A2. The truck haulers are the more powerful units available and the units can be quickly transported anywhere around the world through heavy lift air transports. It is also used in carriers or ships, several being capable of servicing an active battle fleet for all the time it needs to be operative.

The relevant chemical process in use, of course, is the reverse osmosis system, which pressures a solvent through a membrane in opposition to the osmotic direction. This can be done several times or cyclically, to further refine the decontamination or purifying process. Powerful hydrostatic pressure is needed beyond the osmotic pressure, so that the tiniest particles toxic to humans are removed.


This particular ROWPU can serve field GHQs in extreme hazard environments. It is capable of handling nuclear and biological contaminants as well as all toxic materials that can be found in H2O. It was designed and built according to approved military specifications and is financially sourced through the relevant services committee appropriations.

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