The STREAM system is designed to operate in extreme environments such as disaster settings, military settings, and developing nations, and can produce enough disinfectant to treat up to 240,000 liters (60,000 gallons) per day of water. The unit operates on most power supplies including 110/220 VAC single phase, and 12 volts DC such as a car battery or solar panel. It is built into a hard plastic waterproof case. However, all of the components in the system are waterproof and can be exposed to a driving rain while the lid on the case is open, and the system is operating. The unit is fully automated ensuring a consistent chlorine concentration of 5,000 mg/l. 5,000 mg/l is the standard concentration for cleaning hospital settings and is easily diluted for hand washing at 500 mg/l or 2,000 to 1 for drinking water applications at 2.5 mg/l dose, or 1,000 to 1 for a 5.0 mg/l dose. The unit has a self-cleaning feature that helps keep the system clean and extends the time interval between the acid washing cleaning protocol. The cleaning interval is determined by how much scale forming material is in the salt and water used in the system.
The system comes with all peripheral components including salt mixing charts, chlorine dosing charts, measuring cups and pipettes, and a water-resistant operation manual.
USAID has conducted an Environmental Assessment of the Stream system for a major health care facility program in Haiti. A copy of the environmental assessment is available on request.
See a feature with USAID: Caris Foundation uses Stream Systems to produce chlorine for Haiti.
Videos of the system operating in Haiti and Puerto Rico can be seen on our videos page.
To download the spec sheet for the STREAM System, click here.
Here is an instructional video on how to use the STREAM System: