Western Cape farmers develop new desalination technology suited for agriculture

A group of Western Cape-based farmers have developed a new technology that solves the issue of treating brackish borehole water with desalination technology that is fit-for-purpose and use in agriculture. The desalination technology has been developed with Chinese partners in accordance with technical specifications provided by the Western Cape farmers and forms part of the product range to their business, Agri Cultura Water Solutions. The technology treats brackish water enabling a continuous water supply for up to 20 hours. The technology is containerized and modular with a single container water-treatment capacity of 200 m3/h. With maintenance and operational costs factored into the treatment, the desalination technology can provide a farmer with clean water at R2 - R2.50 per m3 (excl. CAPEX). 

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