Environmental Protection

Pall Corp. Will Provide Desal System to Manila

Pall Corporation, a filtration, separation, and purification systems and technologies company, has won a $14.7 million municipal water contract for the design and installation of a Pall Aria™ integrated microfiltration/reverse osmosis membrane water treatment system in Manila, Philippines.

The 100-million liters/day project will be the Philippines’ first large-scale membrane filtration plant.

The project was awarded by Maynilad Water Services, Inc., one of two privatized water concessionaires in Metro Manila. The Maynilad serves a population of 8.9 million people.

Pall will provide project design, installation, and management services to deliver a fully optimized desalination system using MF and RO membrane technologies. The low maintenance, energy-efficient system will begin producing water that meets regulatory requirements in 2010.

The Manila plant will process brackish water from Laguna de Bay Lake, which is subject to severe seawater ingress and algal blooms, as well as exceptionally high turbidity due to tropical storm patterns. An existing concrete intake system will be re-engineered to divert water from the lake to the Pall system.

A new Pall subsidiary office will be established in Manila to provide customer support and training. The company will partner with Manila-based DMCI Holdings on the civil engineering and installation aspects of the project.

“The Maynilad plant will establish a model for the large-scale application of membrane filtration technology in Southeast Asia. Increased migration to cities places enormous stress on municipal water systems throughout the region and creates an opportunity for Pall to provide systems that can be upgraded as the population increases,” said Jeff Seibert, president, Pall Water Processing.

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