Aqua-Chem, Inc. Equipment Offered to Help Address the Needs of Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Victims for Pure Water

Use of two mobile systems is being coordinated through U.S. State Department; Navy ships participating in the relief effort have eight of the company’s water purification units installed


Knoxville, Tennessee, March 16, 2011 – Aqua-Chem, Inc., a complete water purification solutions provider, today noted that it is working through the U.S. State Department to make two mobile purification systems available to the Japanese government to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated part of the country last week. One of the two mobile purification units being offered is capable of processing up to 1.2 million gallons a day from sources as readily available as ocean water. At the same time, the company added, U.S. Navy ships participating in the relief effort have eight of Aqua-Chem’s water purification systems installed that can provide thousands of additional gallons of potable water on behalf of the United States.


David Gensterblum, President & CEO of Aqua-Chem, said the offer was made in response to the enormous logistical needs of dealing with a human and environmental disaster of this magnitude. “It is an unfortunate reality of circumstances like this that one of the most pressing needs is the availability of fresh water. We want to be a good corporate citizen worldwide, and this is one way we can help relieve the victims of this disaster and make a difference."


About Aqua-Chem, Inc.

Founded in 1940, Aqua-Chem is a leading solutions provider in evaporation and reverse osmosis technologies and water pretreatment equipment, with a full array of engineering, manufacturing, installation, training and maintenance services.  The company serves the needs of customers in the following major markets: offshore oil and gas,militarypharmaceutical/bio techbeveragecommercial marine and micro-utilities/land based.  Aqua-Chem participates in the water, power and waste treatment and offshore water & fluid handling markets through its Matrix and Specific Equipment divisions and in the industrial water treatment market through Aqua-Chem Industrial Division.  Based in Knoxville, TN, Aqua-Chem sells its products in more than 100 countries around the world.   


Aqua-Chem is a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners, Inc., an investment firm specializing in middle market manufacturing companies based in the U.S.



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