Xylem wins Korean water contract

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The contract for Xylem will see ultraviolet (UV) advanced oxidation process (AOP) technology utilised for the first time in a municipal drinking water system in South Korea.The 101,000 m3/day water treatment facility will be the first step in the development of a new USD$3 billion ‘Sihwa Multi-Tech Valley’ project; a Government-backed regional industrial development initiative being implemented by the K-Water municipality. The 9.76 km2 new hub for high tech enterprise is due to be completed by 2016 and aims to attract high-tech industries across the IT, fine chemistry and R&D sectors. The first phase of the project will use UV advanced oxidation process technology to treat over 101,000 m3 of water per day and is due to be completed by July 2014. The second phase will involve upgrading infrastructure to treat 28,000 m3 of water per day. Xylem will manufacture the technology during 2013 and will begin installation on site in the Gyeong-gi province in South Korea in early 2014.Xylem’s Wedeco UV K-reactors and Wedeco Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) technology will be used in the existing plant, Siheung wastewater treatment plant, the first UV AOP application for a municipal drinking water system in South Korea. Xylem’s Wedeco AOP solution incorporates oxidation and UV disinfection to remove Cryptosporidium and other micro-pollutants to produce high quality drinking water.