The RO system takes landfill leachate from storage ponds and filters it to create clean water that is recycled and used as irrigation water. The water permeating from the system has only about 50 parts per million of dissolved solids, which is lower than the town drinking water.
New Logic’s VSEP system installed in Quito uses a reverse osmosis membrane that allows very pure water to pass through while holding back the pollutants. The VSEP filtrate is then fed to a secondary reverse osmosis system for further clean-up prior to discharge as irrigation water.
“The El Inga landfill struggled for more than eight years trying six different treatment methods for treating the leachate that all failed. During this time, the landfill faced incredible pressure from the local community and spent a great deal of money trying to fix the problem. Now the landfill finally has a working sustainable solution to its leachate management issues. And thanks to our local partner Global Fluids providing support, we’re confident that this system will provide many years of trouble-free service to the citizens of Quito,” said New Logic CEO Greg Johnson.