Reverse Osmosis Membranes Will Supply 8 MGD Water Treatment Plant
Published Date: July 11, 2011
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS), a world-class developer and manufacturer of innovative membranes and membrane filtration systems, has been selected to provide its Fluid Systems® TFC® reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for the municipal water treatment plant at the Town of Davie, Fla.

As part of a project to upgrade and expand the capacity of the existing facility, the KMS RO elements will be installed in four trains with a 2.0 MGD capacity each, running at 80 percent recovery. These RO trains, along with three cartridge filter vessels and one clean-in-place system, will be designed and fabricated by Aerex Industries, based in Fort Pierce, Fla. The total plant capacity will be 8 MGD, serving a population of 90,000.

“Aerex Industries selected KMS as the membrane element supplier for the Town of Davie project based on our confidence in their ability to provide the correct membrane product, support and warranty to ensure a trouble free start-up and satisfied customer throughout the life of the membrane,” said Montroe Deon Hopkins, Project Manager/Project Engineer at Aerex. “KMS has demonstrated that they share our corporate philosophy that customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance.”

RO will be incorporated into the Town of Davie water treatment plant to lower the Total Dissolved Solids in the well water that supplies the area’s drinking water. RO is the most energy efficient method of removing dissolved salts and other water borne contaminants from water to meet drinking water standards. The treatment of brackish water for municipal water supplies is one of the most common RO applications.

Delivery of the KMS membranes is expected to be in early 2013 with commissioning of the plant scheduled for June 2013.

Koch Membrane Systems is where KMS’ highly skilled and experienced engineers can help tackle the most complex water and wastewater challenges, from membrane selection and system design to piloting, start-up, and postcommissioning technical support.