Koch Membrane Systems has completed a case study detailing the Aquapolo Ambiental project in São Paulo, Brazil, the largest wastewater reuse project in the Southern Hemisphere and the fifth largest of its kind in the world.
Upon completion, this facility will free up enough drinking water to continuously supply a population of 350,000 inhabitants, with the potential capacity to reach 600,000.
Aquapolo Ambiental was born from a unique business structuring and project financing arrangement known as a Specific Purpose Partnership (SPP) between Foz do Brasil, the engineering division of Odebrecht Group, and Sabesp, a Brazilian state-owned utility that provides water and sewage services for residential, commercial and industrial use in the municipalities of the state of São Paulo.
The new facility will employ Koch Membrane Systems’ PURON MBR technology as well as MegaMagnum reverse osmosis membranes. Construction started in April 2010. The water treatment portion of the project is following an aggressive schedule for start-up in November 2011.
Source: Koch Membrane Systems