Aquatech, a global leader in water and wastewater technologies for the industrial and infrastructure markets, is highlighting its LoWatt™ desalination technology at the 2015 IDA World Congress, Booth 721.
LoWatt is an energy-efficient seawater reverse osmosis (RO) system designed for higher reliability and optimal energy consumption – up to 20% less than conventional SWRO. It integrates UF membrane pretreatment and a nutrient removal step while continuously deactivating bacteria without using any chemicals to mitigate biofouling. This also uses a chemical-free, online cleaning and flushing process that minimizes cleaning cycles and increases plant availability. The LoWatt system results in lower life cycle costs by solving the always-difficult issue of biofouling resulting from the presence of complex organics and bacteria in the seawater.
“Aquatech is committed to decreasing our customers’ energy and water footprints, creating the best customer experience in the process. We are pleased to add LoWatt to our portfolio of desalination solutions. It was expressly designed to reduce energy requirements on a sustainable basis by addressing the root cause of the biofouling, and it has lived up to performance goals in field trials,” said Alan Daza, Vice President, Aquatech.
With 50 years of desalination experience, Aquatech is one of the few companies in the world with both membrane and thermal technology capability. In addition to full-scale plants developed under engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) and BOOT contracts, Aquatech offers customized, pre-engineered containerized seawater desalination solutions. The company also offers brine recovery to reusable salt resulting in zero waste.