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09.17.2018

METAWATER Has Decided to Develop Ceramic Membrane Filtration Equipment for Emergency Use as Its 10th Anniversary Social Contribution Project

METAWATER Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Yasushi Nakamura; hereinafter referred to as “METAWATER”) is pleased to announce that it has decided to develop portable ceramic membrane filtration equipment for emergency use using the ceramic membrane, one of its flagship technologies, as its 10th anniversary social contribution project. METAWATER already provides a mobile ceramic membrane filtration equipment as a source of emergency drinking water and to expand the use of the filtration system in areas where water supply services are not available such in Africa and Southeast Asia. For this filtration equipment, we have improved usability and enhanced portability in emergency situations, utilizing accumulated know-how of the mobile ceramic membrane equipment. We will lease the system to local governments and other public entities upon request free of charge, and deploy the system to our domestic sites to allow us to lease it flexibly in emergency situations.

Overview of the product
・Ceramic membrane filtration equipment for emergency use. Its prototype is providing living water such as toilet and bath.
・Provides stable volume of high-quality, purified water, even from highly turbid, raw water.
・The system can be run with a foot-operated air pump. We will consider providing optional parts, such as a power supply system, compressor, and chemical dosing equipment, are under consideration.
・Even in emergency it is ready to use and easy to operate.
 
Prototype of Ceramic Membrane Filtration
Equipment for Emergency Use


As the first company engaged in operating water and environmental infrastructures listed under the industrial classification of electric power and gas on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Group has contributed to society and the environment through its business activities. As a further step, it will work on initiatives for reducing environmental burdens and contributing to local communities more proactively as a corporate citizen from an ESG viewpoint, devoting itself to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocated by the United Nations.

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