ERI supplies energy recovery devices to world’s largest desalination plant

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Energy Recovery Inc. has completed delivery of 25 ERI TurboCharger energy recovery devices for the largest seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in the world. Energy Recovery Inc, through its acquisition of Pump Engineering, has supplied the AT-7200 TurboChargers to Hyflux Ltd., the company that has designed, built and will operate the plant located in Magtaa in northwestern Algeria. The facility will be producing 500,000 m3/day of clean, potable water.

The ERI AT-7200 TurboCharger line employs advanced computational fluid dynamic turbo machine software (CFX) and five-axis machining technology. The devices are claimed to offer capable powerful energy efficiency, ease of operation, simplicity and reliability.

ERI's energy recovery devices, which include the TurboChargers and the PX™ Pressure Exchanger (PX™) devices, reduce the energy consumption of SWRO systems significantly, making desalination a cost-effective solution for clean water supply. ERI devices also reduce the carbon footprint of desalination, saving more than 970 MW of energy and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 5.2 million tons per year worldwide. More than 10,000 ERI devices are currently deployed or under contract to be installed at desalination plants around the world.