In response to growing demand for flexibility in process water treatment, global water solutions provider Marmon Industrial Water unveiled Graver mPowdex condensate polishing trailers. As the first precoat filter demineraliser on wheels, the mPowdex system will allow plants to reuse and recover steam condensate on an as-needed basis, providing water, energy and capital savings across manufacturing sectors, including power generation, refining and petrochemical applications.
Marmon Industrial water director of strategic marketing and innovation, John Yen said, Plant managers and operators are in need of water treatment technologies that can be deployed quickly, due in part to new environmental regulations, ageing infrastructure, and capacity increases. Graver mPowdex is the solution.”
mPowdex is a precoat filter demineraliser that combines ion exchange and filtration to remove solid and dissolved particulates, such as iron and copper, from high value process steam. By removing these contaminants, it protects costly generation assets, such as turbines and deaerators, and maximises plant uptime. This form of condensate polishing has also been shown to reduce the frequency of required blowdowns, where large amounts of water, energy and labor are lost.
Yen added, “At larger plants, a blowdown can equate to the loss of 10,000 gallons of condensate each time. The cost of water is steadily increasing, and effluent discharge regulations are tightening, but as an industry, we can do more. Condensate recycling is a piece to the sustainability puzzle.”
The first mPowdex unit is currently being installed at a power generation plant where it will help manage chemistry and protect downstream processes, while also reducing operational costs.