Next-Generation Water Treatment Technology In Singapore

In cooperation with PUB, Singapore's national water agency, PWN Technologies (PWNT) is constructing a demonstration plant at the Choa Chu Kang (CCK) Waterworks showcasing PWNT's CeraMac, an innovative block design for the application of ceramic membranes.

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In cooperation with PUB, Singapore's national water agency, PWN Technologies (PWNT) is constructing a demonstration plant at the Choa Chu Kang (CCK) Waterworks showcasing PWNT's CeraMac, an innovative block design for the application of ceramic membranes. The plant will have a nominal capacity of 1.2 million litres per day, and will operate for a period of 18 months. This demonstration plant will be launched at PWNT's network event on 3 July 2011 and is part of the technical tour programme of the SIWW 2011 on 8 July 2011.

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Developed with the collaboration of engineering company Black & Veatch and Metawater, who supplies the ceramic membrane elements, the plant's main objective is to demonstrate the overall efficiency and long-term cost-effectiveness of ceramic membranes.

The CeraMac demonstration plant in Singapore will be the first of its kind worldwide, further reinforcing PWNT's commitment to providing its advanced water treatment technologies to Asia. The company is currently developing a full-scale pre-treatment installation based on SIX (Suspended Ion eXchange) and CeraMac for PWN Water Supply Company North Holland in Andijk, The Netherlands, that will become operational by the end of 2013.

PWNT's booth at the Singapore International Water Week will show an impressive animation of the demonstration plant including the design of the full-scale pre-treatment installation.

PWNT will also show its innovative water treatment systems: the Perfector Series. The Perfector-R, a water treatment plant with a capacity up to 20,000 m3 per day, is based on classical treatment technology but in an innovative design.

This design leads to lower investment and maintenance cost, lower use of energy consumption and chemicals and a better water quality compared to other classical treatment systems.

The Perfector-E is originally developed for emergency aid purposes. However, it is also applicable as a permanent, decentralised, stand-alone water supplying unit. With a centralised maintenance concept, it can deliver potable drinking water in remote and rural areas in an environmental friendly and sustainable way.

The Perfector-VLE is the newest member of the Perfector family. This mobile water treatment system has been developed for Dutch Urban Search and Rescue teams and weighs only 90kg.

With a capacity of 1,600 liter per day it can serve rescue teams up to 80 people. Both systems produce high-quality potable water, free of particles, bacteria and viruses. www.pwntechnologies.nl

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