Tai Po, Hong Kong drinking water plant to double in size

Xylem has been contracted to provide clarification and filtration systems for the expansion of the Tai Po Water Treatment Works in Hong Kong...

Xylem has been contracted to provide clarification and filtration systems for the expansion of the Tai Po Water Treatment Works in Hong Kong.

The project aims to expand the capacity of the treatment works from 400,000 m3/day to 800,000 m3/day.

The capacity increase will help with the sharing the loading of other water treatment works for supplying drinking water to Kowloon West and the Central and Western districts of Hong Kong Island.

Xylem is working with ATAL Engineering in Hong Kong to deliver the technologies for Tai Po Water Treatment Works, proving its Leopold Clari-DAF dissolved air flotation system and Leopold Type S underdrain solutions for the treatment works’ expansion.

The company said: “Leopold Clari-DAF systems create millions of microbubbles to float solid particles to the surface of the water where they are removed by mechanical skimming or hydraulic de-sludging. Leopold Type S underdrain features closely spaced, non-clogging orifices for uniform distribution of wash water and air to promote trouble free operation and to clean every corner of the filter without media upset, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.”

ATAL Engineering has worked in partnership with Xylem in Hong Kong since 1993.

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