Solutions for Remote and
Temporary Situations

Orenco’s AdvanTex AX-Mobile is a completely pre-packaged wastewater treatment system built inside a watertight, insulated fiberglass tank that is easy to ship and set.

Reliable, Portable Treatment

Remote camps, military units, and natural disaster sites have something in common: they all need reliable, low-maintenance, energy-efficient wastewater treatment that can be easily deployed and transported. Orenco's AdvanTex AX-Mobile is a portable, "plug & play" wastewater treatment system that can be shipped by truck, rail, cargo container, or aircraft. And after AdvanTex treatment, the resulting effluent can be reused for dust control, irrigation, or discharge via surface or subsurface dispersal (subject to local restrictions). For specific examples, see our Custom Solutions for Temporary Camps.


Remote Camps

For the mining, oil, and gas industries, or for recreational sites, the AX-Mobile is the perfect solution. Orenco has provided systems to remote sites at the Yukon crossing in central Alaska and in northern British Columbia, along with a state park in Oregon and surveying camps in Iraq.



AX-Mobile can be rapidly deployed for a military unit on the go and can be customized to include latrine and shower facilities for a comprehensive camp wastewater solution. The AX-Mobile was selected for a demonstration project by the National Defense Center for Energy and the Environment (NDCEE) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.


Emergency/Disaster Relief

Wastewater problems are critical in a disaster but can be difficult to address effectively. AX-Mobile can be delivered for quick set-up, reducing the impact on those affected by the crisis and on the environment, too. AX-Mobile units were used at a luxury resort in St. Lucia after Hurricane Tomas destroyed the property's wastewater system.


























“This season, we transported AX-Mobile systems by tractor trailer, pick-up truck, barge, and helicopter. Since AX-Mobile systems are relatively light, they're easy to move. They come with cable harnesses and lifting points, and very little setup and prep are necessary when you get to the site. The AX-Mobile is a good fit for remote camp operations for those reasons; plus, the treatment quality is high and the systems are robust.”

— Eerik Lilles, P. Eng., “Remote Wastewater Systems.” Mid-Canada Forestry & Mining, Summer 2012






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Key Features of the AX-Mobile

  • Portable
  • Self-contained, fully-plumbed
  • Low power use
    (<2 kWh per 1000 treated gal)
  • Quick set-up/take-down
  • Standard 20' or 42' lengths
  • Custom sizes and options available
  • Disinfection to less than 200 cfu
  • Latrine/shower facility options

cBOD/TSS Effluent Quality

  • Low-to-moderate loading: 5/5 mg/L
  • Higher loading: 10/25 mg/L

Nitrogen Reduction

  • Without add'l equipment: 60-70%
  • With add'l equipment: >90%

Download the AX-Mobile™ brochure