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U.S. Embassy in Iraq Installs Low-Water Car Wash for its Fleet

February 13, 2014

The first CamelRack, a closed-looped v

Photo: Riveer
Photo: Riveer

ehicle washing system designed for semi-permanent installations, is being installed in the United States Embassy to Iraq in Baghdad. Automatic soap injection and separate fresh water rinse features will allow the staff to keep the fleet’s vehicles clean using minimal water. Hand washing a car uses an estimated 160 gallons of water; Camel Rack reduces water use by 95 percent according to the company.

Riveer’s CamelRack vehicle washing system filters and recycles wash water for indefinite periods of time without intervention, separating dirt and oils, while freshening the wash water for reuse by injecting ozone.

Because of the exceptionally dusty and environment in Iraq, the CamelRack has a built-in mud conveyor to automatically drag mud and debris out of the rack and into a hopper for easy disposal, plus the RTS 3000 filtration system, according to the company. The water recycling equipment is housed in a climate controlled ISO enclosure with HVAC, insulated aluminum walls, automatic lights, and secondary containment to combat the arid Iraq environment. This system has also been built to operate on the 50-Hertz power source local to Iraq.

Riveer engineered wash water recover systems are typically specified for heavy construction vehicles, oil and gas operations, military retrograde and municipal truck maintenance.  The CamelRack marks the company’s entry into the “environmental car wash market,” according to Riveer.

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