Monday, November 23, 2009

Canonsburg-Based Aquatech Awarded Seawater Desalination and Industrial Water Reuse Projects in Egypt

Canonsburg-based Aquatech has been awarded a contract to design and supply a seawater desalination system for the Abu Qir Thermal Power Plant in Egypt.

The client, West Delta Electricity Production Co., specified Aquatech’s Multiple Effect Distillation (MED) technology for uninterrupted water supply to boilers after carefully studying all available desalination technology options, the company said.

The desalination facility at Abu Qir comprises two MED units, each with a capacity of 5,000 cubic meters per day, and will supply 10,000 cubic meters of fresh water a day to the power station's boilers and other users, the company said.

Aquatech’s MED technology has been developed and improved over decades of in-house research and onsite experience worldwide and will provide an environmentally friendly solution keeping in mind a reduced carbon footprint.

Located near Alexandria, Egypt, the plant will use seawater from the Mediterranean Sea to produce fresh water, and will use plant steam to provide energy to operate the desalination units.

Earlier this year Aquatech was awarded an industrial wastewater reuse project for a chemical facility by TCI Sanmar Chemicals LLC, located at Port Said, also in Egypt. The system will be for the treatment and reuse of various wastewater streams generated from the process units.

The reuse system consists of the patented High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis (HERO™) process which can withstand various impurities such as oil, grease, and organic constituents. The system will have a capacity of 8,500 cubic meters per day, and will recover over 90 percent of the water suitable for use within the complex for various processes.

Aquatech has previously demonstrated the advantages of its HERO™ technology in projects for the recycle and reuse of water from effluents of refineries, power plants, petrochemical complexes, oil field produced water, and treated sewage, with recoveries exceeding 94 percent in some installations.

Aquatech is a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge. The company is headquartered in Canonsburg and has offices throughout North America and significant presence worldwide through subsidiaries in Europe, the Middle East, India, and China.

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