maxit Group to supply filter media for Paris drinking water plant

The increasing demand for water for industrial, drinking and other domestic applications worldwide is being met through the reuse and recycle of treated water. Norway's maxit Group will be supplying its filter media Filtralite to Quadrimex in France. The order has been received for the refurbishment of Joinville Water Treatment Works, Paris. Around 1,600 m³ of the product will be delivered starting Sept. 2008 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year...

PARIS, France, Sept. 17, 2008 -- The increasing demand for water for industrial, drinking and other domestic applications worldwide is being met through the reuse and recycle of treated water. Norway's maxit Group, one of the largest manufacturers of expanded clay for water purification, will be supplying its filter media Filtralite® to Quadrimex in France. The order has been received for the refurbishment of Joinville Water Treatment Works, Paris. Around 1,600 m³ of the product will be delivered starting Sept. 2008 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Joinville Water Treatment Works utilizes water from the River Marne and is designed to supply up to 300,000 m³ of drinking water per day. Filtralite® is used in the project roughing filters, as a pre-treatment for slow sand filters.

Filtralite® is inert ceramic particles with a dense shell surrounding a porous core and large surface area. It is manufactured by burning clay at about 1,200°C followed by crushing and sieving. Ideal for use in single or multi-media filters, Filtralite® removes particles and organic matter from water. In addition, Filtralite has high abrasion and impact resistance with high porosity that makes it perfectly suitable for biological treatment and tertiary filtration. The versatility of the media makes it useful for most kind of water and wastewater treatment applications, such as surface water or groundwater for potable use, pre-treatment for desalination, wastewater treatment and onsite treatment.

Being a safe method of treatment, Filtralite® is an appropriate method of biological treatment replacing the conventional chemical processes for water treatment, especially in municipal and industrial sectors. Lars Christensson, Director, Maxit Group says, "Filtralite results in reduced stops for backwash leading to longer life of the system and thus, lower operational costs. Moreover, lesser footprint is required and there is no need for any further construction for water treatment."

Filtralite is utilized the world over in many facilities such as Norway, Sweden, Germany, Canada, France, China, Korea and Hong Kong for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater.

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