Amiad disc filtration system slated for use at Chennai desalination plant

KIBBUTZ AMIAD, Israel, May 23, 2011 -- Arkal disc filtration technology from Amiad Filtration Systems has been selected by VA Tech Wabag, the Indian water management company under contract to build and operate one of Asia's largest seawater desalination plants...

May 23rd, 2011

KIBBUTZ AMIAD, Israel, May 23, 2011 -- Arkal disc filtration technology from Amiad Filtration Systems has been selected by VA Tech Wabag, the Indian water management company under contract to build and operate one of Asia's largest seawater desalination plants. The filters constitute an important component of the plant and will help convert seawater to potable water.

The Chennai plant will draw water from the Bay of Bengal and process it using reverse osmosis technology to supply 100 million liters a day (MLD) of purified water to the city.

The Chennai plant is one of the largest desalination plants in Asia. Construction on the plant began in February 2010.

The SpinKlin Disc Filters technology was developed by Arkal Filtration Systems, a company acquired by Amiad in 2010.

"Amiad is pleased to have been selected for this landmark project and we are proud that Arkal's SpinKlin Disc technology will help produce clean, usable water for the citizens of Chennai," said Arik Dayan, CEO of Amiad.

Arkal disc filters are expected to be installed in the fall of 2011.

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