Ikusasa Water works closely with leading academic and research institutions to ensure that our products employ modern state of the art technology.
Ikusasa Water, a division of Ikusasa Chemicals, came into being in 2008 through the vision of a group of researchers associated with Stellenbosch University and the Water Research Commission. They shared a collective passion for developing products that were uniquely appropriate for African conditions. The company acquired technology to produce a capillary ultrafiltration membrane and a pilot plant was commissioned in our factory in Somerset West to pioneer this process in South Africa. For economic reasons this has to date not been commercialised, but it has given us the benefit of great expertise in the performance of various membranes and particularly their suitability for local conditions.
The design and fabrication of water treatment plants to incorporate our membranes was a logical development for Ikusasa. Membranes are not an exclusive or universal technology for all water treatment situations so we have developed a parallel competence in other filtration or chemical purification alternatives. This means that we are able to offer the most appropriate treatment regime for any situation.
Our range includes mobile, packaged ( prefabricated ) or plants assembled on site in a range of size options. Where possible we try to incorporate the trend toward micro filtration in most of our design proposals: apart from ease of operation this usually offers the added benefit of easy up scalability.
Our value proposition focuses on reliability engineered into our products and through the support structure that we have developed. Where possible we strongly incorporate green technologies in keeping with the leading role that South Africa is expected to play in this growing space.
Finally, our vision: we believe that water in disposable plastic containers and shipped over large distances has a very negative carbon footprint. Think:
We can see a possibility where anybody who opens a tap connected to one of our plants may be assured of the best quality water all of the time. No need for a bottle, just turn on the tap: and the people and the planet are the ultimate winners!
Telephone: +27(0)21 851 6700
Fax: +27(0)21 851 3571
Physical address: Fish Eagle Park, Unit 1, Old Paardevlei Road, Somerset West, South Africa
GPS: Latitude: 34° 4'22.87"S / Longitude: 18°48'48.08"E
Postal address: P.O.Box 12897, Die Boord, 7613, South Africa
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