MBR upgrade helps Italian wastewater plant quadruple capacity

Sponsored by

Previous poor treatment of wastewater in the Loano area of Italy has led Servizi Ambientali SPA to expand its existing wastewater treatment plant with Membrane Bioreactor Technology (MBR).

The membrane plant was first constructed three years ago to initially treat 7,000 m3/d. An upgrade to the facility using GE’s advanced MBR technology quadruples the flow and serves approximately 140,000 residents in the towns of Borghetto S. Spirito, Loano, Toirano, Boissano, Balestrino and Ceriale.

The expanded plant handles a maximum wastewater flow of about 35,000 m3/d and entered service in July 2012.

Under the contract, GE supplied Servizi Ambientali SPA with MBR technology and equipment featuring ZeeWeed 500D reinforced, hollow-fiber membranes. The technology is an advanced filtration technology that separates particles, bacteria and viruses from water or wastewater.

Giovanni Paganelli, chief executive officer, Servizi Ambientali SPA, said: “Our wastewater treatment plant went from simple primary treatment to advanced biological processes with membranes allowing us to reach high-level effluent quality. It is located on the seacoast and discharges into a sensitive ecosystem in a tourist region. Our newly upgraded plant now results in the best effluent water quality ever achieved, enabling us to serve a larger population and at the same time, diverting the cleaned wastewater for non-potable reuse.”

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

World Water Week.14: Water, energy communities urged to address global challenges together

The 24th annual World Water Week has commenced in the city of Stockholm, Sweden, where a number of global leaders have convened to address the planet's most prominent water issues and related concerns of international development.

American Water awarded water, wastewater contract for NJ military facility

American Water Works Company recently announced that its Military Services Group has been awarded a contract for ownership, operation and maintenance of the water and the wastewater systems at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

NanoH2O changes name to LG NanoH2O in new acquisition

NanoH2O has completed the legal filing to officially change its operating name to "LG NanoH2O Inc."

Five-part Beijing sludge contract helps Cambi enter Chinese market

Beijing Drainage Construction Co. has awarded Norwegian company Cambi a contract to supply Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP) technology for five large scale sludge treatment projects...

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA