The first EPA-verified mobile emergency filtration system (MEFS)—capable of producing up to 60,000 gallons of high-quality water per day—has been launched in New York City. Engineers from Stuart, Fla.-based Ecosphere Technologies Inc. demonstrated the system by converting water from the Hudson River into pure drinking water.

The MEFS is suitable for emergency water supplies in case of a natural disaster, providing a clean source of drinking water in developing regions, and temporary emergency water for hospitals, military operations, and prisons.

In addition, the company donated a filtration system to Water Culture Network, a non-profit organization. Ecosphere became a founding partner of the group through donation of a complete filtration system and support technicians.

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