Australian Wheat Processor Expands Production with MBR

Koch Membrane Systems GmbH will provide modules for a membrane bioreactor system (MBR) and reverse osmosis equipment to a new production plant being installed in Nowra, New South Wales. The overall project, which was awarded to Tenix Alliance Pty. Ltd., will expand the Manildra Group's starch and ethanol production capacity.

"By using MBR systems in combination with reverse osmosis to recycle process water, industrial companies like the Manildra Group can cut wastewater disposal costs and reduce consumption of fresh water," said Imran Jaferey, business development director, water & wastewater for Koch Membrane Systems.

Tenix Alliance Pty. Ltd. selected eight Model PSH 1500 PURON™ membrane filtration modules, finding the hollow fiber membrane modules to be the most technically viable and economical solution for the Manildra Group. The system design calls for four trains of two MBR modules each, with space available for expansion.

To polish effluent from the bioreactor, Tenix Alliance selected two MegaMagnum® MM6 reverse osmosis systems.

Koch Membrane Systems GmbH is an affiliate of Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. and manufactures PURON membrane filtration modules in Aachen, Germany.

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