Potable Water Management 4.0

Remotely monitored and unattended, automated plants must be considered an integrated part of today’s sustainable water management 4.0 technologies.

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As populations and energy demands rise, the need for efficient water processing, wastewater treatment, and sludge treatment continues to pose significant challenges. Environmental regulations continually place new pressures on communities, while conservation of energy and resources remains a top priority.

Remotely monitored and unattended, automated plants must be considered an integrated part of today’s sustainable water management 4.0 technologies, enabling energy-efficient seawater intake and desalination with significantly increased capture rates and reduced sludge volumes. Thanks to state-of-the-art technologies, potable water and desalination plants are able to achieve levels of safety and efficiency that were previously unimaginable. As a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment systems with many decades of experience and highly recognized reference and show cases of some of the world’s largest plants, ANDRITZ has been and still is a key partner in enabling this progress sustainably.

Thanks to an ANDRITZ C-Press, the Gothard reservoir in the Czech Republic is able to treat more than 2,500 cubic meters of potable water per day, with minimal sludge production, low maintenance, and full remote monitoring offsite in nearby Jicin. For the local population, this means better, more reliable, and more cost-efficient drinking water for generations to come.

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ANDRITZ’s C-Press is designed for efficient sludge dewatering.

On the other side of the world in the United States, the Olympic city Atlanta, Ga., relies on three ANDRITZ Double Suction Submersible Motor-Pump units with discharge piping and variable speed drives realizing an output of 1.65 Megawatts in order to contribute to the future supply of fresh drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people for future generations. The pumps are part of the large-scale Bellwood quarry project, which is going to be one of the biggest reservoirs in the U.S., storing some 2.5 billion U.S. gallons of water (9.5 billion liters) and reliably supplying the city of Atlanta with drinking water for the next 100 years. In addition, the high-tech pumps help to increase the emergency raw water reserve from just three days to 30 days.

Andritz’s flexible packages covering seawater intake, pumping, screening, and dewatering help dozens of major cities worldwide to continuously safeguard their water supplies with significantly lower operating costs. Some, like an innovative geothermal plant in southern France that utilizes seawater for heating and cooling, use our corrosion-resistant Aqua-Screen fine screen to protect equipment for the screen’s full 20-year lifespan. Others cost-effectively transport massive quantities of seawater with the world’s largest horizontal double-suction split-case pumps.

Innovative service and automation solutions are part of the ANDRITZ portfolio, guaranteeing full-service support for our customers. As operations change over the years, ANDRITZ provides everything customers need to evolve to meet new challenges: OEM upgrades, spare and wear parts, repairs, process optimization, training programs, and much more. With a broad portfolio of scalable automation solutions applicable for a wide range of purposes (predictive maintenance, process monitoring, troubleshooting, long-term trending, etc.), ANDRITZ is a true full-service provider helping to reduce risks, increase availability and, through this, improve the ecological footprint as well as the long-term business case. WW

ANDRITZ is exhibiting at ACE19, booth 3541. Learn more at www.andritz.com/pumps.

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