Sewage Plant Doubles Wastewater Treatment Capacity

A sewage treatment plant in Queensland, Australia chose is expected to double the amount of wastewater it can treat each day after choosing GE’s LEAPmbr membrane bioreactor (MBR).

New environmental regulations and expected population growth led Unitywater to expand the existing sewage treatment plant in Maleny. The LEAPmbr technology will assist the plant in meeting environmental guidelines for safe, high-quality water in a recreational area, which is upstream of a water supply catchment.

“By upgrading our plant, we’ll be able to treat more wastewater to meet the needs of a growing population, while also meeting stringent environmental regulations and minimizing costs,” said Simon Taylor, executive manager, infrastructure planning and capital delivery, Unitywater.

GE will provide the technology to Monadelphous, the Australian engineering, construction, maintenance and industrial services company that will upgrade the plant.

“Unitywater’s upgraded Maleny plant will use an innovative solution of LEAPmbr technology and ZeeWeed 500 membranes to increase treatment capacity in a compact footprint. The added wastewater treatment capacity will help Maleny keep up with the tourist region’s expected population growth over the next decade,” said Ish Hakim, Australia New Zealand sales manager, GE Power & Water.

GE will provide LEAPmbr and ZeeWeed 500D MBR technology, including modules, cassettes, blowers, permeate pumps and turbidity meters to Unitywater. The facility is expected to begin operation at the end of 2013.

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