New $80 million nanotechnology research center will be complete in October 2008
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has selected Siemens Water Technologies to provide multi-million-dollar wastewater and ultrapure water treatment systems for a new $80 million nanotechnology research center located in Atlanta. The wastewater treatment system will treat acid and alkaline waste streams, and the ultrapure water treatment system is designed to meet very tight water quality specifications required by the Center’s research programs. Construction on the new center is slated to be complete in October 2008.
The new nanotechnology center will be the most advanced nanotechnology facility in the Southeast, the first of its kind in the region and one of the most sophisticated in the country. Located on the Georgia Tech campus, the 160,000-sq-ft facility will feature 30,000 sq ft of clean rooms critical to research and instruction in microelectronics, semi-conductors, materials, medicine and pharmaceuticals. The new wastewater treatment system from Siemens consists of multimedia filtration, activated carbon treatment, softening and chemical feed to treat acid and alkaline waste streams, depending upon projects running through the center. The ultrapure water treatment system will include reverse osmosis membrane filtration and deionization, UV sanitation, chemical feed and instruments and pumps. The skid-mounted design of the ultrapure water system will greatly reduce installation time, allowing the center to meet tight water quality specifications and handle the most challenging projects.
Mann Mechanical, Avondale Estates, Ga., is the mechanical contractor on both water systems. Georgia Tech and MW Zander/Whiting-Turner are project engineers.