Industrial water in Singapore treated with ceramic MBR and UASB process

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 Industrial water in Singapore treated with ceramic MBR and UASB process

Singapore’s first Ceramic Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) plant coupled with an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) to treat and recycle industrial used water was opened earlier this month.

A collaboration between utility PUB and MEIDEN SINGAPORE (MSL), a subsidiary of Meidensha, the Jurong Water Reclamation plant has a treatment capacity of 4,550 m3/day.
 
The reclamation of industrial used water has conventionally been considered challenging because of the high organic loading in industrial used water.  Trial data has shown that the combined use of UASB and MBR technologies can achieve a consistent, high-quality output of recycled water. 

As a pre-treatment system, the USAB can remove organic contaminants efficiently while the downstream Ceramic MBR can produce a higher yield and more consistent water quality. The biogas generation from UASB can also be used for in-house power generation.

This collaboration is a result of an MOU signed during the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) in 2010, following which MSL has been conducting verification tests for the Ceramic MBR system.

Along with this investment, MSL will establish an R&D centre and assembly factory for ceramic membrane units in Singapore, as well as a facility for after-sales service in Asia. Singapore will also serve as MSL’s regional headquarters for water business in Asia.

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