The city is upgrading the facility with MBR technology to increase the capacity and to comply with new regulations for nutrient removal while keeping the same footprint and reusing most of the existing infrastructure.
The upgrade features four ZeeWeed 500D trains and 32 cassettes. A fifth train is designed for future expansion.
“More and more municipalities are searching for solutions to increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption and costs, while getting the highest quality effluent possible. Our ZeeWeed technology will enable the Ávila wastewater treatment plant to remove pollutants, including nutrients, and increase the amount of water treated daily,” said Yuvbir Singh, general manager, engineered systems - water and process technologies for GE Power & Water.
Xylem Water Solutions and GE jointly developed the project and assisted on the technical specifications. The facility is expected to begin commercial operation this summer, when it will be the second largest ZeeWeed MBR plant in operation in Spain.