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LIPI Tests Flood Water Processor

The Indonesian Institute of Sciences tomorrow will try to process flood water into drinkable water with a capacity of 10 liters per minute.

Researchers at the LIPI Physics Research Center, Perdamean Sebayang, said that the water filter superiority was that it has a rapid process with an increased number of filters.

“We also add pressure so even though there are additional filter tools, the process is still fast,” said Perdamean when contacted yesterday.

“The cost of the device is also cheaper compared to existing ones.”

The device measuring around 1 x 1.5 meter with a height of 1 meter could process around 40 percent of dirty water.

The dirty water is immediately thrown away so the machine can produce more clean water faster.

Flood water, he said, could be consumed if various pollutants inside it have been cleaned.

The device used contain a dirt filter for mud, and another filter for bacteria.

This device is expected to fulfill clean water needs, especially during floods.

Lack of clean water could also cause health and social vulnerability.

But, according to Perdamean, before being consumed, the produced clean water must go through an array of tests to assure that it is free from dangerous and poisonous waste.

Muljadi, another researcher in LIPI, said that the dirty water processing into drinkable water could reduce difficulties in providing clean water in areas impacted by floods or earthquake.

“This device could be the solution to clean water sustainability in Indonesia.”
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