Apical wastewater treatment plant view Blue Foot Membranes

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Location: Dumai, Indonesia
Supplied by: Blue Foot Membranes NV and Aquakimia


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MBR technology/system:

IPC® Triple Deck Modules

Flat Sheet (FS) MBR membrane configuration | Immersed technology configuration
Membrane material: Polymeric
Capacity range (MLD): 1.1 - 10.0
Owned by: Aquakimia
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About Apical wastewater treatment plant

  • Palm oil Refinery Waste Water
  • 2 bar Back Pulsable Flat sheet
  • IPC® Triple Deck Modules
  • Start up: November 2019
  • Number of IPC® membrane modules: 12 Triple Deck Modules.

Project Background

The Apical SDS refinery is one of the largest installations on Sumatra Island to produce about 5,000 mTons of palm oil and biodiesel per day. Due to the increasing production capacity of the refinery complex the existing WWTP was not sufficient any more in terms of effluent quality and quantity. Furthermore, due to the lack of freshwater, sea water desalination is essential to supply the industry with process water.

The decision was taken to transfer the existing plant into an MBR plant to increase the treatment capacity and effluent quality at the same time. In addition, it is foreseen to recover about 50% of the MBR effluent as process water by RO to reduce the costs for process water supply.

Blue Foot Membranes' IPC Modules® were selected for this challenging lighthouse project due to the excellent capacity per footprint and flux performance, low operation costs, mechanical and chemical stability and the innovative high-pressure backwash technology.

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: 20 April 2020


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