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We all know about ultrafiltration membranes, so what makes QUA’s EnviQ® technology unique? QUA’s EnviQ® flat sheet submerged ultrafiltration membranes have been specially developed to improve the ease of operation and maintenance of MBR facilities. So what is the end result? This technology allow us to provide our clients with ultrafiltration membranes that fit smaller spaces and budgets.

EnviQ’s innovative design offers ultrafiltration quality product water with a stronger and more rugged PVDF flat sheet membrane. The unique features in EnviQ® consist of reverse diffusion and specially designed air diffusers, which maximize scrubbing efficiency, lowers pressure and reduces cleaning. In addition, EnviQ® lowers the total installed cost of biological waste water treatment and recycle systems as compared to conventional activated sludge processes with tertiary filtration. EnviQ® facilitates increased MBR adoption, resulting in more efficient bio treatment, smaller foot print and high quality effluent.

We recently utilized this technology to complete a project for a renowned pharmaceutical company based in Pune, India. The customer initiated an expansion of its manufacturing facility that resulted in an additional water requirement for the plant’s needs. A key challenge for this project was that the BOD of the readily accessible water source can be as high as 50 mg/L. Another challenge was that the plant had limited space for construction of a new system to accommodate the extra flow. QUA provided EnviQ® Submerged MBR technology to treat feed water with high organics for a process water application. The solution designed consists of 12 EnviQ® 32C units in two streams, with a 24 total units installed. The system treats 4 million liters per day (MLD) for use as process water for the pharmaceutical plant’s operation. QUA was available throughout the system design and engineering process, as well as the commissioning phase of the project to ensure the solution was successful for the client. This water treatment solution is important to the customer’s long-term expansion and production goals, and EnviQ® successfully delivered a reliable solution for the plant’s needs.

QUA is an innovator of advanced membrane products that address the most demanding water challenges. Our diverse product portfolio includes electrodeionizationceramic and polymeric ultrafiltration, and submerged membranes for wastewater applications.

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