NX Filtration commissions fourth drinking water project in Indonesia

Global group in advanced hollow fibre membrane technology NX Filtration has commissioned its fourth drinking water project in Indonesia based on its hollow fibre nanofiltration (HFNF) membrane technology. Bayu Surya Bakti Konstruksi (BSBK) commissioning of the new 450m3/hr project in Medang Kampai in Riau province marks a milestone in sustainable water management in the region.

The new water treatment plant (WTP) addresses the demand for reliable water supply in the area. The source of the water is the Kemili river, which has a high load of colour caused by plant residues.

These types of waters can be treated optimally with HFNF membranes which is said to hardly require chemical dosing and operate at low pressure, thus consuming less energy. The result is a low cost and low CO2 footprint solution for high water quality. The total cost of ownership lies around 20 cents per m3 of water produced — competitive with conventional treatment schemes, but with better water quality.

BSBK director Nyoman Yasa Negara said, “Through partnerships and the membrane technology provided by NX Filtration, we are advancing towards our goal of ensuring access to safe and affordable water for the people of Indonesia.”

The project commissioning ceremony, attended by stakeholders including government officials and industry leaders, signifies the dedication to enhance water infrastructure and environmental stewardship in Indonesia. Among the guests were Riau Satria Alamsyah, head of public works and commissioner of Indonesian regional water utility company Dumai; H. Pasal, the mayor of Dumai; and Robert Gerard, representing NX Filtration.

The implementation of this project underscores the potential for scalable, eco-friendly solutions in water management, according to NX Filtration.

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