Water Treatment in Cape Verde: Ensuring Clean and Sustainable Water Supply with Reverse Osmosis
CHUNKE projects of Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment in Cape Verde including different types of water treatment systems.
Cape Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an archipelago and island country in the central Atlantic Ocean, consisting of ten volcanic islands with a combined land area of about 4,033 square kilometres (1,557 sq mi). These islands lie between 600 and 850 kilometres (320 and 460 nautical miles) west of Cap-Vert, the westernmost point of continental Africa. The Cape Verde islands form part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, the Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles.
Water Resources in Cape Verde
Between 1971 and 2020, Cabo Verde renewable water resources remained stable at around 0.3 billion cubic meters per year.
- Renewable surface water: 0.2 billion cubic meters per year
- Renewable groundwater: 0.1 billion cubic meters per year
- Renewable water resources per capita: 539.6 cubic meters per year
Meanwhile, CHUNKE provides wide range of filtration and economical solutions based on the Cape Verde’s water resources and our water treatment in Cape Verde becomes more popular.
- Surface water is water from river, lake which can be treated using different methods, such as Ultrafiltration Systems, Brackish Water RO accordingly.
- Desalination can be used for water from ocean, or sea source, which can be treated using Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Systems; Desalination Systems
- Ground Water or brackish water is from water located in the pore space of soil and rock “Borehole well”, which can be treated using Reverse Osmosis Systems, Borehole Water Filtration Systems, Well Water Filtration Systems, Chemical Dosing, UV Water Sterilizer accordingly.
- Government water supply, which could have high level of hardness or high level of chlorine, can be treated with Water Softener System, Media Water Filters.
Water Challenges in Cape Verde
Cape Verde, an archipelago located off the coast of West Africa, faces numerous water-related challenges, including limited freshwater resources, seasonal droughts, and poor water quality. These challenges impact the health and livelihoods of the population, necessitating innovative approaches such as reverse osmosis water treatment.
To meet the demands of the growing population and the rising tourism industry, the government planned to increase its desalination system significantly. Desalination, especially through reverse osmosis systems, has become a crucial method for producing fresh water in Cape Verde. These systems remove salt and impurities from seawater, ensuring a safe and clean water supply.
Desalination: The Solution to Water Scarcity
Desalination plays a vital role in providing fresh water in Cape Verde, where surface water resources are limited. The process of desalination involves the removal of salt and other impurities from seawater or brackish water to produce potable water. Cape Verde relies heavily on desalination plants, particularly reverse osmosis systems, to meet the water demands of its population.
Reverse Osmosis Systems for Desalination
Reverse osmosis (RO) systems are widely used in Cape Verde for desalination purposes. These systems utilize a semi-permeable membrane to remove dissolved salts, minerals, and other contaminants from seawater. The water passes through the membrane under high pressure, leaving behind the impurities and producing clean, fresh water.
One example of a reverse osmosis system used in Cape Verde is the Praia SWRO plant. With a capacity of 5,000 m3/d, this plant supplies water to the tourist complex and approximately 10,000 inhabitants in the area. Another significant project is the San Vicente SWRO plant, with a capacity of 20,000 m3/d, providing water for the entire island of San Vicente, which has a population of 40,000 residents. These desalination plants have significantly improved water availability and quality in Cape Verde.
Groundwater Treatment and Other Methods
While desalination is a prominent method for water treatment in Cape Verde, other techniques are also utilized to address the water scarcity issue. Groundwater or brackish water plays a crucial role in providing alternative water sources for the population.
Reverse Osmosis Systems for Groundwater Treatment
In addition to desalination, reverse osmosis systems are used for treating groundwater or brackish water in Cape Verde. These systems remove contaminants and minerals from the water, making it safe for consumption. Chemical dosing and UV water sterilizers are also employed to ensure the water is free from harmful bacteria and pathogens.
Government Water Supply and Treatment
The government water supply in Cape Verde may contain high levels of hardness or chlorine, which can impact the quality of the water. To address these issues, water softener systems and media water filters are employed to remove excessive hardness and chlorine, improving the taste and safety of the water.
CHUNKE Projects of Water Treatment in Cape Verde
Meanwhile, CHUNKE designs and produces water treatment systems that meet the World Health Organization requirements. So, our water treatment in Cape Verde is suitable for drinking.
CHUNKE has over 15 years of experience as a global provider of B2B water treatment solutions for a variety of applications and industries, we offer a large selection of all types of reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, electrodeionization and water treatment systems to meet your industrial needs accordingly. CHUNKE’s extensive global experience in engineering and manufacturing allows us to pre-engineer and customize water treatment and reverse osmosis systems to meet a wide range of customer requirements and specifications.
250LPH Reverse Osmosis System for Borehole
5000LPH Brackish Water Desalination System
100LPH Reverse Osmosis System for Drinking
5000LPH RO Salt Water Purifier for Irrigation
In Cape Verde, Chunke Water Treatment, a leading supplier of reverse osmosis systems from China, has been actively involved in providing water treatment solutions. With over 20 years of industry experience, Chunke Water Treatment offers a wide range of reverse osmosis and water treatment systems tailored to meet the specific needs of industries and communities in Cape Verde.
Chunke Water Treatment’s expertise in producing high-quality reverse osmosis systems has contributed to improving water treatment capabilities in Cape Verde. Their reliable and efficient RO plants have been implemented in various projects across the country, ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water.