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.