Feb 02, 2007

Arizona City to Employ KMS to Provide Reverse Osmosis Equipment

The city of Goodyear, Ariz. has chosen Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS), a developer and manufacturer of membranes and membrane systems, to provide reverse osmosis (RO) equipment. The system will allow for increased city growth beyond what the city’s infrastructure can currently accommodate.

To supply potable water to growing areas, Goodyear plans to transport the Koch’s MegaMagnum system to outlying sites closer to the wellheads. The system will operate as a swing-unit so it can be moved to other locations as necessary.

Scheduled to begin this spring, the project is the first municipal installation of a MegaMagnum system in North America.

Since Goodyear plans to move the system and produce potable water, maximizing the amount of water that can be produced by a transportable system is critical. The MegaMagnum element pressure vessel’s footprint is about 50% of that for an 8-in element rack, which allows Goodyear to reduce the transportation and civil costs associated with the project substantially. The Goodyear system will operate at a 150 psi (10.3 bar) feed pressure.