The new plant will supply reverse osmosis membrane treated water to Jeddah beginning in the third quarter of 2011. ITT’s Water & Wastewater business will supply Leopold FilterWorx filtration systems to pre-treat the seawater, removing the harmful contaminants before they can reach the reverse osmosis system.
“In many arid regions of the world where the only water supply is seawater, it is important that we offer a viable and cost-effective method of desalination. Leopold filters in combination with a reverse osmosis membrane system provide the solution,” said John Williamson, president of ITT Water & Wastewater.
The Jeddah Phase 3 Plant, which is owned by the SWCC, will produce 690 mega litres per day (MLD) of potable water. The 28 Leopold FilterWorx filters consisting of Leopold Type S underdrain, washwater troughs, penstocks, air blowers and filter media, will pre-treat the source water from the Red Sea.