Amiad filters to protect UF membranes at Israel's Ashdod desalination plant

The Amiad solution will include its polymer-based Arkal Super Galaxy automatic self-cleaning disc filters. The system will have a filtration degree of 100 micron and will be required to withstand a flow rate of 40 000 cubic metres per hour.

Amiad will begin supplying the units from October 2012, with installation scheduled for March 2013.

The Ashdod desalination plant, which is due to start operating early next year, will produce 100 million cubic metres of water per year, accounting for approximately 15% of Israeli domestic water consumption.

The contract was awarded by IVM Minrav Sadyt, a consortium including Israeli infrastructure company Minrav Holdings Ltd and Spanish construction firm SADYT.