Lightweight water purifier units
Mechanical Equipment Company Inc.s Lightweight Water Purifier has unique capabilities for potable water and exceeds the capabilities of any other military or commercial device available. The unit can produce 125 gallons of fresh water per hour from a brackish water source or 75 gallons per hour from aseawater source. The LWP produces fresh potable water from even contaminated sources, such as highly turbid surface water or water affected by biological or chemical weapons. The highly mobile purification system weighs less than 2,000 pounds, including a generator, hoses and fuel, and can be carried on the back of a HMMWV, on a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter or dropped from a C-130 aircraft. The LWP is part of the U.S. Armys ongoing transformation from a modular force and is currently supporting troops in war zones.