|Chem-Free Water Treatment Systems has been designing and building leading edge water treatment systems since its founding in 1993. We have ozone based water treatment systems for homes treating both cistern rainwater and well water. In addition to potable water treatment system on board many luxury yachts, both power and sail, there are fully automated and leading-edge technology Chem-Free water treatment systems ensuring the continued purity of potable water stored in large holding tanks on board America’s UNOLS research vessel fleet. R/V Knorr, R/V Oceanus and R/V Atlantis of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA; R/V Roger Revelle and R/V Melville of Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, CA, and R/V Endeavor operated by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School Of Oceanography all have Chem-Free WQA systems on board. Our new Sea Chest Guardian system is keeping the sea chest free of bio-fouling by marine life on board R/V Alpha Helix operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Seward Marine Center in Seward, Alaska. All of the aforementioned systems use ozone as the primary disinfectant or oxidizer.Water treatment in its many forms; potable water treatment, fresh water treatment, cistern water treatment, point of entry water treatment or POE, point of use water treatment or POU, waste water treatment, rain water treatment, municipal water treatment, to name but a few, are all adaptable for the use of ozone at some point in the process be it primary, secondary, or tertiary.
Ozone can be adapted for any number of water treatment applications in the maritime trades such as preventing marine life bio fouling of sea chests, treatment of ballast water to prevent the spread of non-indigenous or invasive species, treatment of potable water in the vessel’s holding tanks, and even ozonation to control odors emanating from black water and gray water holding tanks on board yachts and ships.
A recent study by the Helmut Kaiser Consultancy in Germany reported that;
“The costs and prices of water in the future will largely depend on the disinfection necessity and the applied technologies.
|“- – water quality is declining. Different water sectors face problems to keep the early water quality through conventional treatment/disinfection approaches. Meanwhile the water quality regulations are becoming more stringent, complex and costly. Last but not least, the concerns about the biotech pollution or terrorism challenge the capability of water disinfection as well. This includes physical and chemical processes such as the usage of – – ozonization, filtration and membrane processes with pathogen removal, and also thermal processes such as distillation, evaporation/condensation, and steam stripping, to name a few. – -”||In business since 1993 with thousands of
Chem-Free™ systems and devices in use
|According to a statement by the World Health Organization, WHO, “waterborne diseases are collectively more lethal than AIDS,” and the group urged a “greater international effort to improve the water, hygiene and sanitation conditions of the world’s poor.” The report further stated; “Already, an estimated 1.1 billion people have no access to safe drinking water, 2.5 billion lack proper sanitation and more than 5 million people die from waterborne diseases each year — 10 times the number of casualties killed in wars around the globe.” In an effort to help combat the ever-growing problem, Chem-Free Water Treatment Systems has developed village-level fresh water treatment systems that can provide even small villages with safe, pure water from a central treatment point from which the villagers may draw their daily water rather than from a polluted stream, river or lake.|