IntelliFlux Controls has installed its membrane cleaning optimization software at Coway EnTech’s 10 000 cubic meter per day (2.6 MGD) Build-Own-Operate (BOO) Wastewater Reuse Treatment Facility in Incheon, South Korea.

The full-scale implementation follows a successful three-month trial of IntelliFlux software at the plant on a smaller, side-stream pilot unit.

IntelliFlux Controls and Coway EnTech initially conducted a three-month trial of IntelliFlux software on Coway EnTech’s Woong-cheon ultrafiltration MBR system in 2017. During the trial, IntelliFlux autonomously controlled and optimized the membrane system resulting in 8% less frequent cleaning and down-time, 34% less energy consumption, and 2.1% increased system net yield (94% to 96.1%).

“The IntelliFlux automation software is a pioneering example of smart water innovation, which we are excited to work with as a partner,” said Coway EnTech CEO Juno Jung. “We are pleased to benefit from IntelliFlux’s intelligent optimized operations and increased production at our Incheon water treatment facility while also sustainably reducing our energy and chemical consumption.”

“We have been constantly impressed working together with the extremely talented water treatment experts at Coway EnTech,” said IntelliFlux Controls CEO Subir Bhattacharjee PhD. “As one of IntelliFlux Controls’ earliest customers in the Asia Pacific market, Coway EnTech embodies a rare spirit of innovation in a traditionally conservative industry and has a forward-looking perspective to seek new technologies that deliver more value to its customers.”

Coway EnTech maintains the biggest reference list of reuse systems in South Korea with many other membrane treatment references throughout the world.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, IntelliFlux Controls specializes in advanced automation and process control for membrane filtration processes.