Hydranautics to supply Los Cabos 4.6-mgd SWRO in Baja California

Hydranautics, a global leader in membrane technology, was selected to provide elements for the seawater desalination plant that is scheduled for start-up in October of this year in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico, by the Spanish OEM INIMA-OHL. The plant has a capacity of 17,300 m3/day, or 4.6 mgd, supplying over 60,000 consumers in this semi-arid region. INIMA will use 1,540 of Hydranautics' SWC5 elements in 11 trains to treat seawater for potable use...

Top of the line SWC5 elements to be employed at Mexican seawater desalination facility.

OCEANSIDE, CA, Sept. 18, 2006 -- Hydranautics, a global leader in membrane technology, was selected to provide elements for the seawater desalination plant that is scheduled for start-up in October of this year in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico, by the Spanish OEM INIMA-OHL. The plant has a capacity of 17,300 cubic meters per day, or 4.6 million gallons per day (mgd), supplying over 60,000 consumers in this semi-arid region.

INIMA will use 1,540 of Hydranautics' SWC5 elements in 11 trains to treat seawater for potable use. The SWC5 is designed to offer the perfect combination of high flow, and superior salt and boron rejection with low operating pressures. The SWC5 provides 34.1 cubic meters per day (9,000 mgd) of flow at 99.8% nominal salt rejection and 93% boron rejection. The state-of-the-art SWRO system at Los Cabos has been designed to operate at 50% permeate recovery.

The 400 square foot SWC5 membrane elements are available in an 8-inch diameter and 40-inch long configuration. The SWC5 is part of Hydranautics' comprehensive line of desalination membranes that are used worldwide and produce an installed capacity of over 280 MGD (1,060,000 m3/day) with unparalleled operational success. This experience, combined with the best membrane performance in the industry, demonstrates Hydranautics' position as the technology leader and as the preferred qualified supplier for seawater projects worldwide.

Based in Oceanside, CA, with sales offices worldwide, Hydranautics (www.membranes.com) was founded in 1963, in 1987 became part of the multi-billion dollar Nitto Denko Corp. based in Osaka, Japan. Hydranautics manufactures reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ultrafiltration membrane products for water treatment applications around the world.

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Also see: "Hydranautics' HYDRAcap UF membranes provide clean drinking water in Penang, Malaysia"

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