Solutions for Remote and
Temporary Situations

Orenco's AdvanTex® AX-Mobile™ Wastewater System provides a compact treatment system anywhere a mobile solution is required.  Whether for emergency or disaster relief, remote camps, or portable military applications, Orenco's AX-Mobile is the answer.

Remote Camps

Orenco's AdvanTex® AX-Mobile Wastewater System is the perfect answer for the mining, oil, and gas industries, or for recreational sites.  Orenco's AX-Mobile can treat blackwater and graywater to a level where it can be reused for dust control, surface discharge, or subsurface dispersal.  Orenco recently provided a solution for remote sites at the Yukon crossing in central Alaska and in northern British Columbia.



AX-Mobile can be rapidly deployed for a military unit on the go and can be configured to treat to levels suitable for surface discharge (e.g. for dust control).  This portable solution from Orenco can be customized to include latrine and shower facilities for a comprehensive camp wastewater solution.  AX-Mobile can be quickly disconnected for redeployment.






Emergency/Disaster Relief

When an emergency strikes, wastewater problems are critical but can be difficult to cope with. However, AX-Mobile can be delivered for quick set-up, reducing the impact on those affected by the disaster, and on the environment too.

An AX-Mobile was installed on this award winning, 60-cottage resort on the island of St. Lucia, in the Caribbean. It replaced an old activated sludge plant that was destroyed by Hurricane Tomas on Oct. 31, 2010. Orenco was brought into the project on Nov. 18 and had the system shipped, installed, and commissioned by the resort’s December 20 reopening date. At only 7' (2.1 m) wide and 12,000 pounds (5443 kg), the units were trucked to the site, down steep narrow roads, on the back of a standard flatbed and lifted with a crane. Less than two days after reaching the site, the system was up and running, in spite of power fluctuations and other problems. This system includes a UV disinfection unit, and effluent sampling shows it is producing 7 mg/L BOD.









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Our Technologies


Textile sheets in AdvanTex filter pods produce clear, high quality effluent.  Modular construction allows for phased installation of total treatment capacity.



Orenco designs and manufactures control and monitoring panels for customers all over the world.  Our panels are used in water, wastewater, and industrial process applications.


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 available
  • Disinfection to less than 200 cfu
  • Customizable
  • Latrine/shower facility options


cBOD/TSS Effluent Quality

  • Low-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