Koch supplies membrane modules for first installation in Eastern Europe

Koch Membrane Systems has supplied PURON submerged membrane modules to Sokpol Koncentraty for use in a new industrial wastewater treatment system, making it the first PURON installation in Eastern Europe. Sokpol Koncentraty is one of the largest producers of fruit juice in Poland. The plant had been using an under dimensioned moving bed reactor, but a lack of space for expanding the existing system led to the decision to convert it into a more effective and efficient membrane bioreactor...

ZAGLOBA, Poland, Jan. 28, 2008 -- Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) has supplied PURONĀ® submerged membrane modules to Poland for use in a new industrial wastewater treatment system which is the first installation of PURON technology in Eastern Europe.

Sokpol Koncentraty, based in Zagloba, Poland and one of the largest producers of fruit juice in Poland, part of the group of a leading Polish soft drinks manufacturer. The plant had been using under dimensioned moving bed reactor, but a lack of space for expanding the existing system led to the decision to convert it into a more effective and efficient membrane bioreactor (MBR). MBR technology using KMS PURON modules also proved to be the most economic solution among the options considered. The plant has been operating successfully since its commissioning in Summer 2007.

The MBR was installed and commissioned by the Polish engineering company PP-EKO, an existing OEM for KMS, which also installed SuperCor modules from KMS for chemical industry applications. The specification of further KMS equipment is a testament to the effectiveness of its technology and the satisfaction of its customers.

Jan Hadler, Sales Manager at KMS commented on the project, "The use of PURON technology is growing steadily in Europe and around the world. The interest currently being expressed by other customers means we are confident this installation for Sokpol is just the first of many in Eastern Europe."

KMS' technologically advanced PURON membrane modules significantly improve water quality, while utilizing less space than conventional alternatives. The submerged modules contain bundles of hollow fiber membranes into which compressed air is then introduced in the centre of the fibre bundle. The single header design and the extremely effective PURON aeration system from KMS ensures optimal solids management, high flow rate and reliable operation while using 50 percent less energy than other MBR systems.

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art membrane cartridges and elements, as well as complete membrane systems.

PP-EKO is an leading Polish designer and provider of "turn-key" wastewater treatment systems focused on industrial market.

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