Aquapolo Ambiental S.A. view Koch Membrane Systems

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Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Supplied by: Koch Membrane Systems Inc.

Application:

Municipal

MBR technology/system:

Koch Membrane Systems (PURON™)

Hollow Fibre (HF) MBR membrane configuration | Immersed technology configuration
Membrane material: Polymeric
Capacity range (MLD): 10.1 - 100

About Aquapolo Ambiental S.A.

Commissioned / installed date: 2011
56 MLD, reaching capacity of 86 MLD.

The need for advanced wastewater treatment and reuse is increasing in all parts of the world as the limited supply of freshwater is being rapidly depleted. This is especially true in the São Paulo region of Brazil, where there is a growing demand for high quality water for industrial processing as well as for clean drinking water.

The Aquapolo Ambiental water reuse venture was created to address new regulations to restrict industrial use of potable water in São Paulo. Aquapolo is the largest wastewater reuse project in the Southern Hemisphere, and the fifth largest of its kind in the world. Upon completion, this groundbreaking facility will free up enough drinking water to continuously supply a population of 350,000 inhabitants, with the potential capacity to reach 600,000.

Membrane bioreactor design has been identified as the most cost-effective solution to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plant to meet São Paulo’s pressing demand for industrial reuse wastewater. The new Aquapolo facility will employ Koch Membrane Systems’ (KMS) PURON™ MBR technology as well as MegaMagnum® reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.

Construction started in April 2010; the water treatment portion of the project is following an aggressive schedule for start-up in November 2011.

Feature: Focus on Aquapolo Ambiental S.A., São Paulo, Brazil

Company summary

Head office in Wilmington, USA
Operates in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East | Operates worldwide
Almost 20,000 systems worldwide commissioned plants

Last updated: 19 June 2018

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