Ajman to implement UF as desalination pre-treatment for first time

The Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) will be implementing ultrafiltration (UF) as a pre-treatment step for the first time at its Al Zawrah seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant in Ajman...

AJMAN, U.A.E., March 6, 2012 – The Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) - the utility provider for the Emirates of Ajman, Ras Al Khaima, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah – will be implementing ultrafiltration (UF) as a pre-treatment step for the first time at its Al Zawrah seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant in Ajman.

Pentair X-Flow has been selected to supply its Seaflex ultrafiltration (UF) membranes and the system is expected to produce 4783 m3/hour (115 MLD) pre-treated seawater to feed the reverse osmosis membrane system.

The EPC contract was won by a consortium made up of the Spanish company Cadagua, S.A. and local Ajman company Essa Engineering & Marine Services LLC.

The Al Zawrah SWRO plant, scheduled to be built and commissioned in 2012, will produce desalinated water for potable purposes.

Pentair X-Flow said: “Pre-treatment with UF allows for higher RO fluxes and has a positive impact on all vital aspects of a SWRO plant – ranging from a consistent quality of the RO feed water to a significantly smaller plant design, a better performance and a reduced CAPEX.”

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