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Kamis, 21 Jul 2022 14:30 WIB

Amerika Serikat - Pabrik GWRS di California merupakan pabrik daur ulang air limbah terbesar di dunia. Pabrik ini mampu menghasilkan 100 juta galon air minum bersih setiap hari.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Seorang anggota staf bekerja di Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) di Orange County Water District, Fountain Valley, California, Amerika Serikat, Rabu (20/7/2022).  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) ini mengklaim sebagai pabrik daur ulang air limbah terbesar di dunia.  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Di tengah kondisi kekeringan dan pengurangan air di seluruh negara bagian, GWRS menghasilkan sekitar 100 juta galon air minum bersih setiap hari.  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Kini pabrik ini sedang diperluas untuk menghasilkan tambahan 30 juta galon lagi pada tahun 2023.  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sebagai gambaran, 30 juta galon itu mampu mencukupi kebutuhan air lebih dari 1 juta orang.  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Pengolahan air limbah menjadi layak pakai dilakukan dengan proses yang panjang.  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Air limbah yang sebelumnya dibuang ke Samudra Pasifik dimurnikan menggunakan proses pengolahan lanjutan tiga langkah.  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Air limbah tersebut akan diolah dengan mikrofiltrasi, osmosis balik, dan sinar ultraviolet dengan hidrogen peroksida.  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Proses ini menghasilkan air berkualitas tinggi yang memenuhi atau melampaui semua standar air minum negara bagian dan federal.  

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: A microfiltration unit (bottom) treats wastewater at the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), the world's largest wastewater recycling plant, in the Orange County Water District on July 20, 2022 in Fountain Valley, California. Amid drought conditions and water cutbacks across the state, the GWRS generates around 100 million gallons of clean drinkable water each day and is being expanded to produce an additional 30 million gallons more by 2023. That will provide enough water for over 1 million people.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Menurut standar WHO, air yang telah melalui rangkaian tahapan ini kualitasnya layak minum.  

Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya
Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya
Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya
Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya
Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya
Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya
Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya
Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya
Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya
Pabrik Daur Ulang Air Limbah Terbesar di Dunia Ada di AS, Ini Fotonya

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