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MECKOW Aquapur

a simple solution
to a complex problem

MECKOW Aquapur Technical Information

Patent Number GB2412115


  • The MECKOW Aquapur requires NO specialist skill for installation or routine maintenance
  • Maintenance involves simply removing the primary filters, before washing and replacing them. The HTH Chlorine used for purifying the water are readily available world-wide, the frequency of replenishment being dependent on the quality of the source water

The MECKOW Aquapur weighs just 200 Kilos and measures 1.0m x 1.0m x 1.5m. Which means that:

  • It can be carried by four men using the carrying hooks at each corner
  • Transport on a flat bed truck or pick-up is easily undertaken
  • The robust, compact shape means that it can easily be air-lifted by helicopter in emergency and military situations - and relocated as required in a matter of hours
  • The MECKOW Aquapur should be placed on a solid level base measuring 1.2m x 1.2m x 1.7m. This may be constructed of concrete cement or brick, or alternatively any base which is free from risk of subsidence. It may be secured on a vehicle such as a pick-up or suitable trailer, provided that the water source being used is able to flow freely

Weight & Dimensions

Tankage and plumbing fittings 113kg. approx
Filter media 89.8kg. approx
Shipping size 1.0m x 1.0m x 1.5m (W x H x L)

System Performance

Clean water storage 0.77 cub. metres
Filtration flow rate 16.67 Litres/ minute (1000 litres/ hour)

Tankage & Cover

  • Tankage / internal baffles manufactured from high grade 9mm Polypropylene
  • All joints are welded to give a SEALED UNIT
  • The material used in manufacture has met the requirement of "full tests of effect on water quality":
    BS 6920
    Test reports - CH 1030 / Q M101448A & B
    APPROVAL NO. WRC 9709513
  • Suitable for use in contact with potable water - the material is therefore a (WBS) Water Byelaws Scheme - Approved Product
  • The polypropylene used in the manufacture of this unit meets the published requirements of the following bodies:
    • Food and Drug Administration of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (USA)
    • Section 121, 2501 of the Federal Register Statens Foresogsmejeri (Danish National Research Dairy)
    • Milk Marketing Board of England and Wales
    • National Institute D'Analysis et D'Essais de Centre-Ouest (France)
    • Kunstoffe-Kommission de Bundesundheitsamtes (German Health Ministry)
    • Approved by Water Research Council (WRc) for contact with potable water

Plumbing & Water Fittings

Durapipe uPVC to industrial and I.W.E standards

Pressure ratings uPVC constant at 217 p.s.i

uPVC fittings conform to BS 4346 1969 Part 1 and are for use with High Impact PVC or uPVC

Conforming to BS 3505 and BS 3506

Tap / Valves Saunders Valves with uPVC bodies

Water Test Data

Stringent tests were undertaken using the PALLcheck Luminometer Microbial Monitoring System to evaluate MECKOW Aquapur on several different types of contaminated water.

Results are given below for six different kinds of sample water all treated by the MECKOW Aquapur system.

Using the PALLcheck "bioprobe" the total bioburden was tested before and after treatment. Treated water was taken either after filtration and chlorinisation OR after a further stage of filtration after passing through the system’s activated carbon stack (optional).

United Kingdom Domestic tap water was used as a control.

Water Type Overall RLU's Chlorinated Water Activated Carbon
Treated Water
Sensitivity Higher Lower Higher Lower Higher Lower
UK Domestic Tap Water (Control) E1 E2 - - - -
Stagnant Gulley Water E3 E4 E1 E2 E1 E1
Polluted Running Stream Water E4 E6 E2 E3 E1 E2
Roadside Ditch Water E4 E5 E2 E3 E1 E2
Land Drainage Water E3 E4 E1 E2 E1 E1
Duck - Pond Water E3 E4 E1 E2 E1 E1
Stagnant Water Near An Industrial Unit E3 E4 E1 E2 E1 E2

The MECKOW Aquapur dealt with all the water types tested producing potable water in every case.

Further tests were conducted on "Road Side Ditch Water" to evaluate the microbial contaminants before and after treatment.

  LL* EXT & LL**
Roadside Ditch Water E2 E4
Treated With Chlorine E2 E2
Treated With Chlorine and Activ. Carbon E2 E1

* - Level of free ATP
** - Level of free ATP and microbial contamination ATP


  1. RLU's - Relative Light Units (Proton/Sec)
  2. E1 - High Quality UK Domestic Tap Water
  3. LL - Luciferin Luciferase
  4. EXT - Reagent
  5. ATP - Adenosine Tri Phosphate

By testing for free ATP, these tests again show how the MECKOW Aquapur has the ability to reduce effectively the microbial contamination found in the very dirtiest of the water sample tested.

Latest News

20th Feb 2013

The hospital was built by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1998 and donated to the community. Water supply has been from the borehole drilled within the hospital complex.

15th Dec 2012

During December 2012 and inspection was carried out on the installation of the MECKOW Aquapur water purification unit at a private residential development in Lekkie, Lagos, Nigeria.

13th Dec 2012

During December 2012, Andrew Kluckow of Meckow International, carried out and inspection of the Project in Ovade village in Delta State, Nigeria. The Project was financed by a Major Corporate on their CSR Program and is ready to handed over to the community.