Thermax and GE Water USA have signed agreements to expand the role that both companies will play in meeting India’s growing water quality and availability challenges.
Thermax is a leader in energy and environmental management, while GE Water is a leading global supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions.
Under the first agreement, GE’s ultrafiltration and membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology will be utilized by Thermax for wastewater treatment, reuse and process water in India’s commercial and institutional sectors.
It is estimated that the need for advanced wastewater treatment for India’s commercial and institutional sectors is expanding more than 50% per year. This demand is driven by new regulations related to recycling of wastewater.
As this technology application is in its infancy, there is also a huge potential for the use of MBR in treating municipal wastewater for recycling, reuse and discharge.
“Today, India treats less than 15% of its wastewater before it is discharged into precious water resources. Through this agreement with GE, a world-class technology provider, Thermax can now provide customers with a reliable and efficient water reuse system that is well suited for decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse,” said M.S. Unnikrishnan, managing director of Thermax.
Thermax will offer its customers in India GE’s MBR technology that features the latest advances in the field of wastewater treatment. GE Water’s hollow fiber ZeeWeed membrane technology is used to manufacture ultrafiltration and MBR products.
“We are excited to forge a new relationship between two strong companies that will bring complementary technologies, operational experience, solid industry reputations and best-in-class service to customers in India,” said Steve Watzeck, engineered systems senior executive for GE Water. “We are confident that our well-proven products, applications know-how and technologies are an excellent fit for the water treatment and reuse requirements of India.”