Activated filter media manufacturing hub set up in Edinburgh
Dryden Aqua has opened a £5 million manufacturing plant for the production of activated filter media (AFM) for use in wastewater and drinking water treatment...
Edinburgh-based technology company Dryden Aqua has opened a £5 million manufacturing plant for the production of activated filter media (AFM) for use in wastewater and drinking water treatment.
The new facility has a capacity to process 40,000 tonnes per year.
According to the firm, AFM has a surface structure that is changed by a three stage process to create a surface which has 300 times the surface area of sand or crushed glass with over 1,000,000 m2 per tonne.
Earlier in October Dryden struck a deal with India’s SVS Aqua to deploy its water cleaning technology to remote parts of the country.
Dr Howard Dryden, director of Dryden Aqua, said: “It is good to see 30 years of work and investment coming to fruition. We now have 100,000 water treatment systems with AFM and the Dryden Aqua Integrated System.”
Dryden claimed that AFM can “out-perform sand and other media types on water quality”.
The company plans to build a second facility in three years that will process 160,000 tonnes of filter media.