Amiad Installs Arkal SpinKlin Disc Filtration Technology At Largest Water Reuse Plant In The Southern Hemisphere
Brazil's Aquapolo Plant to Treat Secondary Effluent from Local Sewage Plant and Supply Treated Water for Industrial Use
Amiad Filtration Systems, a global provider of innovative water filtration technologies, announced recently that it has installed its proprietary Galaxy 6" SpinKlin Disc Filters at the Aquapolo tertiary wastewater treatment plant in Sao Paulo Brazil. Built by Foz do Brasil and Sebesp, Brazil's largest water company, the plant is the first-of-its-kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the fifth largest in the world dedicated to the production of reuse water for industrial purposes that uses treated sewage as raw material.
The SpinKlin Disc Filtration technology was developed by Arkal Filtration Systems, a company acquired by Amiad in 2010. The filters will be used to protect the plant's ultrafiltration membranes. The project was sold through Amiad's Brazil distributor, Aquasys.
"SpinKlin filters for pre-treatment are a key component of the filtration process and offer a number of distinct advantages, "said Giancarlo Ronconi, from Foz do Brasil. "The discs are made of solid and reliable materials, the filters require little maintenance, and the technology has been proven in installations around the world."
The water first passes through the SpinKlin Disc Filters, which have a flow rate of 2,400 cubic meters per hour and are designed to retain solids with a diameter larger than 400 microns. It then goes through a biological treatment and 63 ultrafiltration membrane modules in order to reach the required standard.
"This project once again highlights the value of SpinKlin technology and underscores the importance of our strategic acquisition of Arkal," said Jacky Vinocur, Latin America Senior Sales Manager of Amiad Filtration Systems. "The Aquapolo plant will help reduce the current reliance on potable water for industrial use, and will ultimately result in preserving more clean water for the citizens of Sao Paulo."
Founded in 1962, Amiad Filtration Systems is one of the world's most significant producers of water filtration products and filtration solutions. Combining creative approaches with practical applications, the Company provides optimal solutions for every filtration requirement for the industrial, irrigation and municipal sectors. Headquartered in Kibbutz Amiad, Israel, Amiad provides turn-key solutions to more than 70 countries and has seven international subsidiaries and sales offices. Amiad is dedicated to providing filtration market with innovative and dependable products, quality service and reliable customer support. For more information, visit www.amiad.com.
SOURCE: Amiad Water Systems