The demonstration plant is expected to be installed and begin operation in the third quarter of 2017
Emefcy Group Ltd. and RWL Water announced their first jointly developed project in China. To be deployed in Tianjin, China’s fourth-largest city, the project was developed in partnership with one of Emefcy’s China distributors, Interflow Control Technologies, and involves a multiphase agreement to utilize Emefcy’s membrane aerated bioreactor (MABR) wastewater treatment technology at one of five treatment plants in the city. The five plants are owned and operated by Tianjin Caring Co. and have a total installed capacity of 1.5 million cu meters per day.
The first phase of the project is based on a proprietary packaged plant design solution developed jointly by Emefcy and RWL Water, with an installed capacity of 20,000 liters per day and scheduled for installation in the third quarter of 2017. This paid Phase I MABR packaged plant combines Emefcy’s proprietary technology and RWL Water’s engineering and packaging solutions.
The second phase will be to upgrade one of Tianjin’s existing Class 1B centralized wastewater aeration basins to the new standard of Class 1A, using Emefcy’s proprietary submerged MABR technology. This installation will mark the first use of a submerged derivative of Emefcy’s MABR solution for centralized wastewater aeration basin. This deployment demonstrates how MABR can be applied to centralized treatment, a new vertical that expands the market opportunity beyond off-grid communities.
Tianjin Caring Co. is located in Tianjin and has the primary responsibility for implementing new wastewater treatment technologies and process design for the Tianjin Capital Environmental Protection Group of companies. Tianjin Caring is a member of the National Urban Water Supply and Sewage Engineering Technology Research Center, under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. This Research Center has primary responsibility for implementing new and innovative water and wastewater treatment technologies to meet the increasingly stringent environmental discharge and reuse standards being introduced in China.
The Emefcy demonstration plant is expected to be installed and begin operation in the third quarter of 2017 with final Tianjin municipal certification expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Tianjin Caring intends to upgrade all of its existing wastewater treatment plants from Class 1B to Class 1A within the next three to four years. Tianjin sees the packaged solution as an opportunity to meet regulatory requirements for class 1A at the lowest lifecycle cost.