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Ultra Pure Water for the Pharmaceutical Industry

| Editor: Alexander Stark

With a $ 4 billion annual revenue and the support of its 18,000 employees locatedon three continents, Cevital Group is the flagship of the Algerian economy.
With a $ 4 billion annual revenue and the support of its 18,000 employees locatedon three continents, Cevital Group is the flagship of the Algerian economy. (Source: Cevital)

Cevital, the first private company in Algeria, will be showcasing their new technology for water treatment and ultra pure water production at the Achema. Together with its subsidiary Evcon, the company will unveil UPW 1.0, their first station for ultra pure water production for pharmaceutical industry.

Landsham/Germany — The technology presented in Frankfurt was developed in Germany and is based on the Vacuum Membrane Distillation Process. The systems provided by Evcon-Cevital are capable of producing ultra pure premium water for different applications: For the pharmaceutical industry, Ultra Pure Water or Water for Injection can be produced in only one step from drinking water. In the chemical industry the process enables closed loop operations and recovery of valuable substances in a quality and performance not reached before. In desalination, medium and large scale systems for the supply of drinking water out of even highly saline feed waters are available.

The UP Water System is based on a new and patented process: the Vacuum Multi Effect Membrane Distillation (VMEMD). This is a thermal separation method that takes place in vacuum and uses the introduced heat multiplicate for evaporation. The fine pores of the hydrophobic membrane are only permeable for pure water steam. Water and its volatile substance content are rejected — even the finest drops.

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This way not only water can be obtained in pure and even ultra pure quality: According to the supplier, this method of water desalination often requires less energy, is more efficient, and also less expensive than alternative methods. The VMEMD method, the modular construction of the UP Water Systems and the use of corrosion-resistant polymers would open new perspectives wherever availability of pure water of the highest quality is wanted, the company claims.

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