Allgro NV wastewater treatment plant view Blue Foot Membranes

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Location: Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Belgium
Supplied by: Blue Foot Membranes NV and Pantarein

Application:

Food, beverage and dairy

MBR technology/system:

IPC® Double Deck Module

Flat Sheet (FS) MBR membrane configuration | Immersed technology configuration
Membrane material: Polymeric
Capacity range (MLD): < 1.0
Owned by: Pantarein
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About Allgro NV wastewater treatment plant

  • Water reuse of production water stream from vegetable processing and packaging. The MBR is followed directly by an RO installation
  • 2 bar Back Pulsable Flat sheet
  • Start up: November 2018
  • Number of IPC® membrane modules: 2 IPC®80 Double Deck Modules.

Project Background

Allgro is an agro-food company in Belgium that uses 130 m3 fresh drinking water a day in their vegetable processing and packaging installations. By installing a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) as a biological system, followed by a full-scale reverse osmosis membrane system, the water cycle is almost closed. Membrane technology enables Allgro to reuse their process water, which significantly reduces the water footprint and the water cost.

The use of IPC® membranes in the MBR installation enables the original equipment manufacturer to design a very compact system with a high capacity per footprint. The nature of these fully back-washable IPC®-membranes combines a high operational flux with a low specific energy consumption, which is fully in line with the sustainable water treatment solution needs for the end-user.

In this particular installation, the use of MBR as a direct biological pretreatment upstream of a full-scale reverse osmosis installation enables 70% of their process water to be recycled.

Company summary

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Head office in Lommel, Belgium
Operates in Worldwide, Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania
> 10 commissioned plants | Total installed capacity of 10 MLD

Last updated: 21 April 2020

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