H2O Innovation awarded $8M of new contracts
H2O Innovation Inc. has been awarded three new contracts − two wastewater projects using membrane bioreactor technology and a drinking water project. The first contract was awarded by the City of Decatur in Arkansas, USA and currently has a sequential batch reactor operating at a flow rate of approximately 1.2 MGD (4,542 m3/day).
H2O Innovation was selected among five suppliers to retrofit the existing process with a membrane bioreactor. The addition of the MBR will increase the system capacity to 3.8 MGD (14,385 m3/day) with future expansion to 4.6 MGD (17,413 m3/day), and will incorporate biological nutrient removal.
'This project will certainly pave the way to secure similar opportunities in the future'
The retrofit will occur without interruption to the treatment system and this will be the first MBR system in the State of Arkansas.
'We are very excited to be a part of this innovative MBR retrofit in Arkansas! There are hundreds of SBR water treatment systems in North America that require expansion and this project will certainly pave the way to secure similar opportunities in the future,' stated Dr Fraser Kent, P.Eng, Manager − Wastewater Process Engineering of H2O Innovation.
The second MBR project will treat up to 0.1 MGD (421 m3/day) of wastewater from the municipality of Rivière-Beaudette in the province of Quebec, Canada. This will be the third MBR system installed by the Corporation in Quebec.
The third and last project is for a water treatment system using reverse osmosis (RO) and provides up to 2 MGD (7,571 m3/day) of drinking water for Cinco Municipal Utility District No. 1, in Fort Bend County, Texas.