Koch Membrane Systems selected to provide UF pretreatment membranes for one of Asia's largest seawater desalination plants
8 December 2006, News release from Koch Membrane Systems
Koch Membrane Systems has been selected to provide ultrafiltration pretreatment membranes for one of Asia's largest seawater desalination plants. The system will supply 28,000m³/day for the reverse osmosis system that will produce boiler make up at the Liaoning Zhuanghe Power Plant in Liaoning Province, China.
The system supplied by Beijing Lucency Enviro-Tech Co. Ltd will feature 200 TARGA(R) -10 cartridges from KMS. The first two trains, with 40 cartridges each, will be commissioned in August 2006, with the remaining three trains commissioned in late 2007.
"We are proud to be a part of this prominent example of exploiting alternative water sources in China," said John Morrison, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at KMS. "This large-scale seawater desalination project will serve as a model for addressing China's serious water shortage. Our TARGA UF membranes provide a reliable and cost effective pretreatment solution for highly-variable and difficult-to-treat seawater RO desalination plants."
TARGA-10 hollow fibre membrane cartridges have a 10-inch diameter and deliver 60 percent more product water than conventional 8-inch cartridges, resulting in significant cost savings. By using TARGA-10 cartridges, system size is significantly reduced because of the additional flow per cartridge and these smaller systems require 50 percent less floor space, resulting in substantial savings in building costs. Additionally, the larger capacity cartridges reduce the number of connections, thereby improving reliably and further lowering costs.
"Once installed, more than 340,000m3 of water from a variety of sources in China will be treated using our TARGA products," Morrison said. "This UF hollow fibre cartridge has become standard in China since it was introduced almost three years ago."
Unlike cartridges that use membranes with larger pores, TARGA-10 cartridges feature true ultrafiltration membranes and are designed to remove particulates, colloids and other large molecular weight components while reducing turbidity to less than 0.1NTU.
The membranes are made from a KMS patented polymer that has been successfully used in municipal and industrial water treatment plants around the world for more than a decade.
About Koch Membrane Systems
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. has been a global leader in separation and filtration products for more than 30 years. A designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art membrane cartridges and elements, as well as complete membrane systems, KMS products are specified for the most demanding applications. To enhance membrane performance, KMS offers a line of antiscalants and cleaning chemicals, and provides a wide range of maintenance and technical service programs. The company has supplied membranes for more than 15,000 systems installed around the world, serving the food processing, life sciences, and general manufacturing industries, as well as providing potable water and wastewater treatment technologies for communities of all sizes.
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