inge® UF in the Americas
The inge® team responsible for the Americas won some important orders during the second half of last year.
- Replacement: The Columbia Heights Membrane Plant (CHMP) operated by the City of Minneapolis, MN recently awarded inge® a contract to supply 3,000 dizzer® L 0.9 MB 40 PB modules equipped with its robust Multibore® membranes and operated horizontally in pressure vessels. Delivery is scheduled for 2019. This is the latest in a series of contracts, and it will see the number of inge® modules used by CHMP rise to 3,800 by the second half of this year. Offering a maximum capacity of 78 MGD, the UF system is designed to filter softened and clarified water from the Mississippi River to provide clean drinking water to the City of Minneapolis.
- Replacement: The City of Mankato, MN completed a project to replace its existing filtration plant with an inge® UF solution in 2018, taking delivery of a total of 640 horizontal dizzer® L 0.9 MB 40 PB modules*. Water from deep and shallow wells (under river beds) is lime-softened, clarified and filtered with the reliable Multibore® UF technology to provide drinking water to Mankato residents. The system offers a maximum capacity of 12 MGD.
- Power plant installation: Con Edison, NY chose Wigen's containerized systems equipped with inge® UF modules for its East 60th Street steam facility. The UF plant comprises 6 trains with 84 dizzer® XL 0.9 MB 80 WT modules* as a pretreatment stage for the RO for NYC watershed water. The capacity is 3.1 MGD for the UF units plus 2.6 MGD for the plant's RO units. The product water is used as boiler feed.
- Coal mining installation: M-Class Mining selected Wigen and inge® UF modules for its Sugar Camp coal mine in IL. The UF/RO solution includes 3 trains with 162 dizzer® XL 0.9 MB 80 WT modules* that supply ultraclean water to the downstream RO membranes. The UF design capacity is 4 MGD.
- Drinking water installation: Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, Inc (eHT) and the City of Stamford, TX selected Wigen and inge® UF modules to produce clean water for the city's residents and wholesale customers. The UF plant will be delivered in 2019 and will incorporate 2 T-Rack® 3.0 racks and 52 dizzer® XL 0.9 MB 70 WT modules*. The initial design capacity using Lake Stamford water is 2 MGD, expandable to 2.5 MGD.
- Copper mining installation: Glencore awarded Accuaproduct a contract to supply UF/RO systems to treat mine waters at the Antapaccay copper mine in Peru. The UF systems utilize 18 T-Rack® 3.0 racks and 540 dizzer® XL 0.9 MB 80 WT modules*. Each UF train produces 135 m3/h (594 gpm) of ultraclean water as a pretreatment stage for the RO units. The product water will meet regulations for reuse and discharge.
- Replacement: Atvos' Mineiros facility in the Brazilian state of Goiás, Brazil, will be replacing its existing membrane filtration system (PVDF membranes) with UF modules from inge®. The 34 dizzer® 0.9 MB 60W modules* will be delivered in 2019 in order to expand production from 100 m3/h to 130 m3/h using the same number of modules employed by the previous supplier. The ultrafiltration system is designed to generate water for use in the alcohol production process as well as for energy cogeneration (thermoelectric) primarily through OR and TLM (mixed bed).
- Replacement + expansion: Atvos' Perolândia facility in the Brazilian state of Goiás has embarked on a similar project, with the customer once again selecting UF modules from inge® to replace its existing membrane filtration system (PVDF membranes). The 34 dizzer® 0.9 MB 60W modules* will be delivered in 2019 in order to expand production from 100 m3/h to 130 m3/h using the same number of modules employed by the previous supplier. The ultrafiltration system is designed to generate water for use in the alcohol production process as well as for energy cogeneration (thermoelectric) primarily through OR and TLM (mixed bed).
In addition, a further eight modules of the same dizzer® 0.9 MB 60W* type will be used to expand production in two existing inge® UF plants that currently have a capacity of 100 m3/h each. Once the expansion project is complete, the facility will supply 390 m3/h of purified water for use as process water, specifically as boiler feed water.