In a series of two new pilot programmes, Veolia will expand its pilot testing using NX Filtration’s hollow fibre nanofiltration membranes, testing them for the reuse of effluent from a municipal wastewater treatment plant and for the treatment of surface water.
Veolia has been conducting lab-scale tests with NX Filtration’s hollow fibre nanofiltration technology for various applications at its Scientific & Technological Expertise Department (STED). NX Filtration’s Mexperience pilot system allowed for long-term testing on a specific wastewater treatment application. Based on the results, Veolia has decided to roll out two larger full-scale Mexpert pilot projects.
The first pilot project will test the use of hollow fibre nanofiltration membranes for the reuse of wastewater treatment plant effluent. Hollow fibre nanofiltration can serve as an alternative for the traditional combination of biological treatment, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis to produce high quality water
The second pilot programme will focus on the production of drinking water from surface water. Veolia is looking for an alternative technology to produce drinking water, avoiding the traditional multistage process and the use of chemicals.