Using H2O Innovation's open-platform FiberFlex technology, the design-build project can produce 12 MGD (45 400 m3/day) of potable water with feed water from the Colorado River and the Grand Valley Canal.
“Through this project, H2O Innovation is proving that the open-platform FiberFlex, a customer-oriented flexible concept we started promoting in the market place 24 months ago, is indeed a success from a technical and commercial standpoint,” said Denis Guibert, VP Projects and Engineering at H2O Innovation.
H2O Innovation has 15 FiberFlex UF facilities being designed or in operation, totalling over 55 MGD (208 000 m3/day) of capacity.
The Clifton facility is treating settled water and includes eight identical UF skids. The design incorporates constant flow management on the UF system to facilitate control of the pre and post treatment units as well as chemical dosing systems. This project is a retrofit into an existing plant and this created additional engineering challenges.
Plant construction had to be scheduled within an operating facility to coincide with the low flow winter months. The project was executed from purchase order to commissioning in less than a year.