The ZeeWeed 500EV configuration, which has been deployed in municipal wastewater treatment expansion projects across North America, reduces membrane tank footprint up to 50% and energy costs by 20%.
"Our expertise in membrane technology and serving wastewater treatment facilities enabled us to expand our leading portfolio and respond quickly to the evolving needs of our customers,” says Thomas Buer, SVP, Technologies & Systems for Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions. “With advanced solutions like ZeeWeed 500EV, large municipalities are now able to more fully address today’s wastewater challenges while future-proofing their investments.”
ZeeWeed MBR hollow-fiber ultrafiltration membranes are utilized for wastewater, and water reuse applications, as well as industrial wastewater and reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment. They are operational in thousands of municipal, industrial, and commercial applications around the world.
The City of Canton in Georgia, for example, is performing a US$65.9 million conversion of its Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) facility to a Biological Nutrient Removal Membrane Reactor (BNR-MBR) facility, utilizing the evolved ZeeWeed 500EV solution to expand wastewater treatment capacity by 75% to 7 million gallons per day.
Also in Georgia, the City of Pooler is implementing a US$49 million expansion to its existing wastewater treatment plant, which has employed ZeeWeed MBR technology for nearly two decades. Their goal was to nearly double the wastewater treatment plant capacity to 6.23 million gallons per day, to accommodate population growth and increased demand. Incorporating ZeeWeed 500EV offered the City of Pooler 40% more membrane capacity in the future and reduced the membrane aeration energy by another 15%.
“As municipalities continue to grow, enabling our customers to meet the heightened demand of treating more wastewater while lowering their environmental footprint is helping drive the future of wastewater treatment and water reuse,” says Buer.