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Left: Oct. 29, 2010 - TerraGroup Corporation's President Primo L. Acernese speaks about the success of the LWPS during a visit from PA Representative Jennifer L. Mann and US Congressman Charlie Dent.

Right: March 16, 2012 - Completed LWPS system modules at the TECWAR SYSTEMS manufacturing facility.

 



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TECWAR® TACTICAL WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS APPROVED BY STATE OF VA FOR TREATING TACTICAL WATER PURIFICATION WASTE STREAMS AT THE FORSCOM LOGISTICS TRAINING SITE – SALTWATER ANNEX LOCATED AT FT. STORY, VA.

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Multi-Functional Modular Fluid Filtration System (MMFFS™) treats Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) Waste Streams at base 6.2 miles from Virginia Beach.

ALLENTOWN, PA - TerraGroup Corporation, designer and manufacturer of TECWAR® Tactical Water Purification Systems, has received approval for its tactical wastewater treatment system from the state of Virginia to treat wastewater generated by military water purification training operations at FT. Story, Virginia.

When most people are thirsty, they go to their sink or reach for a bottle to quench their thirst. When the US Military gets thirsty, it goes to the nearest river, lake or ocean for a drink. On the battlefield, Military operations need supplies and there is nothing more important than keeping soldiers supplied with purified water. The Military accomplishes this by using specially designed and constructed mobile Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU). These “mobile water purifiers” can go almost anywhere and produce potable water from almost any source.

Soldiers who operate and maintain the ROWPUs, and who distribute water to the soldiers in the field, train initially at FT. Lee, Virginia, and receive enhanced military occupational skills training at FT. Story, Virginia. An additional “tactical scenario” training site is also planned for FT Pickett, Virginia. Because the ROWPU must get close to the source water, the training is performed in environmentally sensitive areas: ocean beach, lake, river, or stream side. Through the course of learning ROWPU operation and maintenance procedures, wastewater is generated through backwashing multi-media filters and cleaning of the reverse osmosis membrane elements. Product water (raw water that has been purified) must also be treated before discharging because of high levels of chlorine that is added to prevent recontamination by various types of microorganisms.

These “tactical wastewaters” would normally have to be hauled out by tanker truck to a state approved location for discharge, usually to a wastewater treatment plant. This is not a cost effective or asset efficient solution. By utilizing the MMFFS™ to treat the wastewater on site, a substantial cost savings is realized and there is no need to utilize other assets for back hauling the wastewater.

With this important development, soldiers can now train on ROWPU operations and maintenance procedures while maintaining a high state of readiness and preparedness and preserving high level of environmental stewardship with no adverse environmental impact.

ABOUT THE MMFFS™

The MMFFS™ is a tactical water treatment and purification system designed by TerraGroup Corporation. The system was designed to fit in a standard M105 US Army trailer and is towable by 2.5 or 5 ton truck. It’s totally self-contained, needing only diesel fuel or gasoline, depending on the model. It can be operational in 30 minutes and is operated and maintained by one person with no special tools and minimal instruction. The MMFFS™ can be configured for different flow rates and flow patterns from 50 gallons per minute (GPM) to 150 GPM. The capabilities of the MMFFS™ include treating ROWPU wastewater streams, pre-treating NBC contaminated water to protect downstream components and equipment; decontamination runoff resulting from mass causality incidents, highly chlorinated water, grey water from showers and laundry systems and water that has been contaminated with POL (petroleum-oils-lubricants). Major components of the MMFFS™ can be recycled and be reconstituted and returned to service with little or no waste. The MMFFS™ is protected by 3 US patents and trademarks.

ABOUT TERRAGROUP CORPORATION

TerraGroup Corporation has focused entirely on the design, engineering and manufacturing of patented water purification systems and water storage and distribution products that specifically address military field applications, potable water for disasters, emergency water supply and NBC decontamination. All of the TECWAR® systems are highly mobile, self-contained, modular and scalable. They are designed for rapid response, remote locations and expeditionary teams.

Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania the company continues its work in improving and developing water purification products for military field applications, environmental defense, homeland security and disaster relief. For more information on TECWAR® Tactical Water Purification Systems, send email inquiry to tecwar@tacticalwater.com.

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USSOCOM Conference & Exhibition

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Capture; Contain; Treat and Dispose of Decontamination
Runoff On-Site

12/8/2005

Responding to the terrorist CBRN threat: ""Preparation or Panic"" is this years CBRN conference theme. The conference and exhibition will focus on synchronizing nation-wide CBRN defense efforts in order to create a unity of effort in combating terrorist CBRN threats. CBRN defense preparations are difficult, man-power intensive, and expensive.

Mr. Primo L. Acernese, President/CEO of TerraGroup Corp. will discuss the problems of dealing with large amounts of contaminated runoff during a mass casualty incident involving a CBRN attack. There is no overwhelming indication of a successful program where there are thousands of victims and serious environmental impacts. USSOCOM seeks to bring together members of the CBRN defense community to share information concerning ongoing and future efforts in order to gain a synergy and unity of CBRN defense effort. We all must plan together, develop smart and efficient strategies for providing the warfighter with the tools he or she needs to defeat the threat, and be prepared to make the tough decisions about what we really need, versus what we might like.

PRO™ 3000

PRO™ 3000

PRO™ 3000

PRO™ 3000


TECWAR® TACTICAL WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS USED BY US AIR FORCE TO PROVIDE WATER FOR THE LAST MISSION OF US ARMY’S ONLY REMAINING MASH UNIT. printable version

Portable Reverse Osmosis (PRO™) SYSTEM 3000 Provided Purified Water for MEDFLAG 2005: A Military exercise jointly conducted by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA.

ALLENTOWN, PA - The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) in the United States Army had recently pitched its tents in Angola, Africa for exercise MEDFLAG 2005. Task Force Angola’s MEDFLAG 2005 objectives were to install a large water pump in the town of Ambriz that would effectively double the town’s water supply, establish and certify a hospital, delivering the first Humanitarian Assistance Program and provide crisis-response training with Angolan military members.

Included in the 212th MASH Unit’s support team was the U.S. Air Force’s 86th Contingency Response Group which kept the entire camp’s water running throughout the whole exercise. The 86th CRG provided drinking; shower and laundry water for the task force by purifying the local sea water using the TECWAR® PRO™ 3000 Portable Reverse Osmosis Tactical Water Purification System. 

The difficult terrain and the logistical layout proved little challenge to the waterdawgs of the 86th CRG who were able to adapt and maximize the specific and unique capabilities of the TECWAR® PRO™ System. Their expertise enabled them to produce thousands of gallons of potable water from the ocean. The reason such a large amount of water was produced from sea water was because in addition to potable supplies, the purified water was also used to support laundry and showers for the base camp.  The sea water processed through TerraGroup’s PRO™ 3000 Unit was tested and in compliance with the drinking water standards listed in the US Military’s water regulation: TB MED 577.

The PRO™ 3000’s lightweight design, extremely versatile operational footprint and performance, once again demonstrated its value as the ultimate lightweight water purifier in the tactical class, and providing troops the confidence that high-quality water for drinking, shower, and laundry purposes can be produced from any water source anywhere in the world.

ABOUT THE PRO™ 3000

The PRO™ 3000 is a tactical water treatment and purification system designed by TerraGroup Corporation. It provides absolute water purification for any field condition and was developed for early entry units, highly mobile teams and remote sites. The system was designed for transportation in a standard military M1097A series HMMWV; UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter; and C-130 Air Transport. The basic system can even be mounted on a John Deere Military Gator. With no requirement for external power, (generators or electricity) it is totally self-contained needing only diesel fuel or gasoline, depending on the model.  It can be operational in less than 60 minutes and can be operated and maintained by one person with no special tools and minimal instruction. Basic system weight is less than 1,250 lbs. and its versatile footprint allows 300 ft. “source to storage” or “tailgate” configuration (and anything in between). The PRO™ 3000 flow rates range from 300 Gallons Per Hour (GPH) on freshwater water sources to 180 GPH on sea water. The PROTM is effective in producing potable water from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) contaminated sources and is designed to operate in hostile environments. The PROTM 3000 Tactical Water Purification System is protected by 3 US Patents and Trademarks.

ABOUT TERRAGROUP CORPORATION

TerraGroup Corporation has focused entirely on the design, engineering and manufacturing of patented water purification systems including water storage and distribution products that specifically address military field applications, potable water for disasters, emergency water supply and NBC decontamination. All of the TECWAR® systems are highly mobile, self-contained, modular and scalable. They are designed for rapid response, remote locations and expeditionary teams. 

Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the company continues its work in improving and developing water purification products for military field applications, environmental defense, homeland security and disaster relief.

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Read the article about the PRO™ featured in ARNEWS ARMY NEWS SERVICE

ARNEWS

By Karen Parrish
AMBRIZ, Angola (Army News Service, Sept. 13, 2005)