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Elga Process Water is helping to conserve Asiatic orchids, which are losing their natural habitat, here in the UK.

Polymath and orchid expert, Dr Oliver Sparrow, spends his spare time scrambling about in Asian jungles, the Himalayas and the Andes exploring their natural habitat.

His study focus is on Asian orchids, which are increasingly rare in the wild and now protected by law, so he conserves seed-reared plants under glass.

‘They need carefully controlled conditions,’ says Oliver, ‘and we spray water at 25C to maintain humidity in the glasshouses.’ He had installed a domestic water softener in his home to treat the hard local water supply, but found that the resulting increase in sodium concentration was killing his orchids.

‘The accumulated sodium was causing leaf tip necrosis’, he says.

He installed a MiniRO reverse osmosis unit along with a treated water tank and pump to feed his humidification system.

The MiniRO removes 90 per cent of dissolved salts, including sodium, from the softened water.

The orchids have now fully recovered and are flourishing.

Elga Process Water

Elga Process Water specialises in delivering water purification systems and service support for the scientific, healthcare, industrial and pharma/biothech markets. Our focus on innovation, new technologies and customer service enables us to continually deliver innovative, sustainable products and services.

With over 80 years' experience in water treatment, we offer a variety of systems which use the latest technologies to provide the quality and quantity of water that you require.

We can support your water treatment system through our AQUAservice contracts with four, eight or 24-hour response. In addition, we offer short and long term hire of mobile water solutions that provide independent supply of process water to support you during plant shutdown or increased capacity demands.

We also provide a free carbon and water footprint assessment of your water treatment system, which can help you to reduce your energy and water consumption and more importantly, save money.

Whatever pure water quality you require, ELGA has the solution:

  • Water purification systems using latest technologies
  • SDI/Cylinder exchange service
  • Nationwide team of engineers
  • Wide range of service agreements to suit your needs
  • Large stock of consumables and accessories

Accreditations: ISO9001, ISO14001. Our safety record has been recognised by National Britannia Safe Contractors Awards and CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety). We're a member of the British Safety Council and RoSPA.

ELGA Process Water is part of Veolia Water, the world leader in water treatment.

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