Following two years of R&D, MPW Industrial Services has introduced a combination ultrafiltration-reverse osmosis mobile trailer.
The technology has been designed for industrial clients purifying surface water with production requirements of 150 to 300 gallons per minute but can also treat water from ground and municipal sources.
Launched at the American Electric Power Boiler Reliability Optimization Forum, the integration of the UF and RO modules requires less space than separate systems, when companies are conducting maintenance or repairing onsite water purification systems.
The ultrafiltration portion of the system, with two racks and an on-board filtrate tank, removes total suspended solids, organics, iron, manganese and other contaminants.
Standard instruments include feed and filtrate turbidity, flow rate, pressure sensors, pH, conductivity and water temperature. A programmable logic control system monitors and adjusts conditions to maintain consistent and reliable operations. Remote monitoring and troubleshooting are standard features.
Justin Pierce, director of engineering for MPW's industrial water division, said: “Transportation costs are cut in half because we only need to make one trip to the customer's plant site instead of two. In addition, customers only need one power feed. Moreover, less plumbing and electrical wiring is required because we integrate the two systems at our plant. That saves a considerable amount of time during the setup process."