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The custom reverse osmosis trains & accompanying equipment were designed & assembled in Biwater’s California factory
Earlier in 2014, Biwater started engineering and fabrication work to support Dixon Water Treatment Plant improvement works being carried out by Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) near the city of Jacksonville, N.C. Biwater engineers completed on a fast-track basis, the delivery of a custom 3-million-gal-per-day reverse osmosis plant, inclusive of pretreatment cartridge filtration, chemical dosing, membrane cleaning system, plant instrumentation, remote IO stations, PLC and SCADA.
With this delivery, residents in Jacksonville will soon be benefitting from increased potable water production capacity, combined with specialized treatment and removal of silica and organics from the influent. The advanced system will treat unusable brackish well water and provide drinking water meeting Environmental Protection Agency standards.
The custom reverse osmosis trains and accompanying equipment for this project were designed and assembled in Biwater’s factory in California, tested and then shipped semi-assembled to site, which aided the overall speed of delivery and subsequent supervision of installation.
“Biwater’s dedicated team of engineers have worked seamlessly to pre-fabricate and prepare the reverse osmosis system for a fast-track delivery to site. It is a pleasure to oversee the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into designing and executing such a project, which provides immediate benefits to the local population being served,” said Jorg Menningmann, president of Biwater’s membrane treatment and desalination sector.
Contracted under T.A. Loving Co. to deliver an appropriate technological solution to increase capacity and improve water quality, Biwater looks forward to successfully commissioning the facility in the coming months. Kimley-Horn is ONWASA’s design engineer on the project.