November 28th, 2018: Today we started putting up our modules in Pundamilia. During the next days the pipes and other equipment will follow. Stay tuned!
November 12th, 2018: This week we started continuing our desalination training course at the Don Bosco Technical School in Makuyu. Today Boniface, David, Bernard and Laurence (f.l.t.r.) constructed the second module. They are students and a teacher of electrician and plumber classes. By the end of this week the required glass sheets will be delivered and we will start the first test run. The objective of our workshop is to make a salinated well in Pundamilia usable again by removing salt, flouride and boron from the groundwater.
November 16th, 2018: Today we started our first test run at the Don Bosco Technical School in Makuyu. The module ran from 9 am to 5 pm and produced 4.1 litres. The surface area is 0.825 m², so we exceeded our goal of 0,5 l/h with even less than one square meter. We reduced the conductivity of the water from 3027 µS/cm to 3 µS/cm (average tap water has 400 – 600 µS/cm). The water in Pundamilia, where we will put up the modules in the future, has a conductivity of 7580 µS/cm. More modules are constructed and we will put them up next week for futher testing.
On November 5th, 2018 Christoph and Niclas arrived in Kenya with our friends from Servir e.V. and had a great start so far. In the next days we teach students from the Don Bosco Technical School how to build our panels. The whole region suffers from salty groundwater which makes the wells useless. With this project we want to enable the people in this region to build their own desalination modules, so that they are provided with fresh water during dry season.
On our facebook page we posted a video where you see the team of Servir e.V. and aquaba together with the Sisters of Mary in Pundamilia. Our first modules will be set up on their School.
We will provide you with more information during the next days!