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East Kilbride
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Viana Park
Pavilhão nº1 Quarteirão 9
Estrada do Calumbo
Pólo Industrial de Viana
República de Angola

Tel: +244 940 120 949
Tel: +244 949 229 399



Process:Reverse Osmosis

Client: Pagbilao Power Station

Country: Philippines

Contract Description:Design/Supply/Commission S.W.R.O. station.

Contract Value: US$ 4.25 million

Contract Date:April 1996

Contract Completed Date:May 1997

Capacity:SWRO 4,002 m³/per day

2nd PASS SWRO 2,400 m³/per day

Sea Water Conversion:SWRO 35%/2nd PASS S.W.R.O. 90%

Sea Water Feed Quality:41,936 mg/l (tds)

Fresh Water Output Quality: SWRO < 430 mg/l (tds) / 2nd PASS SWRO < 20 mg/l (tds)

Process Description:

Seawater is taken from the cooling water intake to the power station and pumped through downward flow type pressure vessels filled with a dual filter media of sand and anthracite. Initially a manual operation, auto backwashing was retrofitted at the clients request. Final filtration upstream of the R.O. trains is provided by an array of cartridge filter vessels.

The R.O. plant comprises of six independent trains, each fitted with 54 spiral wound type membrane elements. Filtered water is supplied to the R.O. membranes by high-pressure multi-stage centrifugal pumps. The membranes convert 35% of the sea water into fresh water, the remaining water is rejected as brine. This sea water reject (brine) is used to operate turbine driven pumps that are positioned in series with the high pressure pumps, thus allowing the recovery of energy which would otherwise be lost.

The 2nd pass R.O. trains are fed from the S.W.R.O. skid product storage tanks, each fitted with 42 spiral elements giving a 90% recovery.