India desalination plant to receive high-capacity ultrafiltration technology
Ultrafiltration membrane technology specialist inge GmbH recently secured the largest project in the company's history and will supply high-capacity UF technology for a desalination plant in the city of Jamnagar, India.
Oct. 21, 2014 -- Ultrafiltration (UF) membrane technology specialist inge® GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF SE, has recently secured the largest project in the company's history and will supply high-capacity UF technology for a desalination plant in the city of Jamnagar, India. More than 4,000 modules from the T-Rack® 3.0 series will provide 450,000 cubic meters of pretreated water per day to one of the country's largest oil refineries.
The desalination plant is being built by IDE Technologies, a global water treatment specialist, and will use inge UF to protect the sensitive reverse osmosis (RO) membranes and minimize the energy footprint of the plant. After multiple seawater pretreatment steps, the desalination plant will deliver up to 170,000 cubic meters of process water per day
"Onsite pilot testing confirmed that our T-Rack 3.0 ultrafiltration modules meet the very demanding performance requirements in terms of process stability, filtrate quality and yield, especially during the monsoon period," said inge CEO Bruno Steis. "Our unique technology delivers a continuous supply of pre-filtered water at a consistently high-quality level independent of seasonal fluctuations with high turbidity, thereby helping to reduce the plant's energy and operating cost significantly."
The German-made modules are scheduled for delivery by the end of this year. The entire desalination plant is scheduled for commissioning in 2015 and represents one of the biggest UF plants currently being built anywhere in the world.
About inge GmbH
inge GmbH, based in Greifenberg, Germany, is a provider of UF technology, a membrane process used to treat drinking water, process water, waste water and sea water. With a global reach enhanced by its network of partners, the company has completed numerous reference projects around the globe featuring its cutting-edge technology. In August 2011, inge became part of BASF, a global chemical company. Its range of products include highly-efficient UF modules and cost-effective, space-saving rack designs as the core components of water treatment plants, rounded off by the superb technical support it provides to its customers. For more information, visit www.inge.ag.
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