Fast mobile water services
Veolia Water Technologies has strengthened its “Anytime, Anywhere” water treatment capabilities by adding 600 and 900 gallon per minute (GPM) Reverse Osmosis (RO) units to its extensive mobile water services fleet.
The new units join a fleet of portable trailers and containerized water and wastewater treatment solutions for temporary, emergency and longterm water treatment applications. By combining various equipment with Hydrex™ chemistries and field services, customers have the flexibility to choose a standalone mobile equipment rental or complete, integrated service. Current units in the U.S. fleet are reverse osmosis, Actiflo® Turbo clarification, filtration, softening and demineralization.
Potential applications served include physical and chemical separation for suspended solids, turbidity, hardness and metals removal; membrane separation anddemineralization for TDS (total dissolved solids) reduction, specialty ion exchange and heavy metals removal.
According to Michael Reyes, Veolia’s Mobile Water Services National Sales Manager, the breadth of water treatment capabilities provides solutions for a variety of customer water needs including:
- Short and long-term use for planned maintenance and retrofits,
- Rental options for peak or seasonal demand,
- Permanent supplemental capacity without requiring design/build construction,
- Emergency situations.
Reyes refers to a nuclear plant where a short-term, targeted solution was needed for a highly problematic local water supply that threatened to contaminate the seal water in the main reactor clear well.
“In this instance, we deployed our mobile Actiflo® Turbo clarifier system to treat 250 GPM of excess river water, followed by multi-media filtration. This was an ideal solution because it allowed the client to rent the system on a short-term basis until the flood was contained,” he explained
The new mobile Reverse Osmosis (RO) rentals can operate in either single or double pass orientation, with flows ranging from 100 GPM up to 600 GPM. The systems are fully automated and come complete with CIP (clean-in-place) capabilities, to meet water purity requirements with a minimal amount of manpower.
The 900 GPM High Recovery RO technology relies upon a patented design and operating function to provide higher recoveries and higher permeate flux rates than traditional RO technology. Through a closed circuit recycling of the RO feedwater, the membranes are less susceptible to fouling by water impurities and are able to capture up to 95% as permeate, reducing needed pretreatment capacities and saving valuable water.