Second Changi wastewater reuse plant to use Xylem UV tech in Singapore
Water technology Xylem has been awarded a contract worth more than $500,000 to supply ultraviolet (UV) disinfection solutions to a major municipal water reclamation facility in Singapore...
Water technology company Xylem has been awarded a contract worth more than $500,000 to supply ultraviolet (UV) disinfection solutions to a major municipal water reclamation facility in Singapore.
The second Changi Water Reclamation Plant will include microfiltration, reverse osmosis and Xylem’s Wedeco Spektron 2000e UV disinfection system and is an initiative of the Singapore Water Reclamation Study, also known as the NEWater Study.
NEWater is high-grade reclaimed water produced from treated used water that is further purified using advanced membrane technologies and ultra-violet disinfection.
As a result of the extensive treatment including Xylem’s Wedeco UV disinfection solution, the city’s industrial sector and communities living in the east of the city will benefit from an additional 228,000 tons (50 million gallons) of reclaimed water per day.
Currently up to 30% of Singapore’s water needs are met by reused water, with a target of 55% by 2060.
The second Changi Water Reclamation Plant will be operational in 2016.
Johnson Tang, managing director, UESH Holdings Pte Ltd, the company responsible for constructing the new facility, said, “This second Changi water reclamation plant is another important step toward Singapore securing the majority of its water needs from reused water. Xylem’s Wedeco Spektron 2000e UV system delivered on the project requirements for a sustainable and efficient wastewater disinfection option with a low life cycle cost.”
Xylem’s Wedeco Spektron 2000e UV disinfection systems feature 600 watt Ecoray UV lamp technology, reducing lamp count by 60%, minimising maintenance and lowering energy costs.