UV treatment to make South Korean drinking water debut

As part of multi-billion dollar K-Water municipality development, Xylem has won a major contract that will see ultraviolet (UV) advanced oxidation process (AOP) technology used for the first time in a municipal drinking water system in South Korea...

As part of multi-billion dollar K-Water municipality development, Xylem has won a major contract to treat municipal drinking water for a new high-tech industrial zone in Korea.

The contract will see ultraviolet (UV) advanced oxidation process (AOP) technology utilised for the first time in a municipal drinking water system in South Korea.

The 101,000 m3/day water treatment facility will be the first step in the development of a new USD$3 billion ‘Sihwa Multi-Tech Valley’ project; a Government-backed regional industrial development initiative being implemented by the K-Water municipality.

The first phase of the project will use UV advanced oxidation process technology to treat over 101,000 m3 of water per day and is due to be completed by July 2014.

The second phase will involve upgrading infrastructure to treat 28,000 m3 of water per day. Technology installation on site in the Gyeong-gi province in South Korea is set for early 2014.

Xylem’s Wedeco UV K-reactors and Wedeco AOP technology will be used in the existing Siheung wastewater treatment plant - the first UV AOP application for a municipal drinking water system in South Korea, according to the company.

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