During the Singapore International Water Week, Sigma Water Malaysia and Pentair X-Flow signed an agreement for Pentair X-Flow to supply membrane modules for two projects in the food and beverage sector. In both projects, membrane technology will be used to reduce the plant’s carbon footprint and optimise the available water resources.
Within the scope of the first project, Pentair X-Flow will deliver its Airlift™ MBR technology to the Dan Kaffe WWTP expansion in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Dan Kaffe (Malaysia) SdnBhd, a manufacturer of coffee extract and spray dried coffee, will treat 60m³/hr of the coffee plant’s wastewater to reach stringent discharge limits and enable partial reuse for general cleaning purposes.
Pentair X-Flow’s Airlift™ MBR is a compact purification system that combines the biological degradation step with a membrane separation step. This provides efficient treatment of industrial wastewater with high organic content (COD) and a high free oil and grease (FOG) concentration. The membrane modules are arranged in an enclosed packaged system that is placed alongside the bioreactor. The wastewater runs through the modules in this contained system, limiting odor and exposure to the wastewater.
For the second project, Sigma Water Malaysia is the OEM partner to design a water treatment installation at the Nile Breweries in Uganda, a subsidiary of SABMiller. As an important part of the overall process, Pentair X-Flow’s Aquaflex ultrafiltration (UF) modules were chosen to produce 140m³/hr of high-quality process water from surface water. The Aquaflex UF delivers high filtrate quality, yields substantial savings in space, cost and energy, and provides a reliable single barrier for bacteria and viruses. In industrial settings, UF membrane technology is applied to lower production costs and meet growing water supply challenges through the use of surface water instead of potable water. Pentair X-Flow’s hollow fiber UF membranes produce process water that can be used directly, if salinity and dissolved substances are within limits, or fed to a reverse osmosis system to remove salinity and dissolved substances.
About Pentair X-Flow
Pentair X-Flow (www.x-flow.com) develops and supplies membrane technology for global municipal and industrial markets. Its world-class technology includes membranes, modules and systems for filtration and purification processes for industries ranging from desalination, wastewater reuse to food & beverage. This technology, together with extensive application know-how for projects of all sizes, enables Pentair X-Flow to provide industry-leading water purification solutions to its customers.