Fujifilm participates in a pilot to produce safe drinking water for remote areas. A solar powered desalination and desinfection system has been built, which make use of Fujifilm ion exchange membranes. Prior shipment to the monastry in Egypt, the system will be extensively tested till January 2013 under various conditions in the Netherlands.
The desalination solution produces drinking water out of brackish water (10 g/l) with a capacity of 500 liters per hour. Installation of the solar powered 2 stage UF-ED desalination/desinfection system (see photo) is scheduled for early 2013.