TREVOSE, Pa. — GE announced the commissioning of its high-performance LEAPmbr membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology at a wastewater treatment plant owned by the Spanish poultry processing firm, Procavi S.L., according to a press release.

GE’s LEAPmbr technology will help Procavi improve water quality and double its water treatment capacity without expanding the existing facility.

This is the first industrial LEAPmbr installation in Spain, noted the release.

Wastewater discharge regulations and water quality standards, along with an increase in factory production, led Procavi to expand its existing wastewater treatment plant.

GE’s LEAPmbr technology allowed Procavi to increase its water treatment capacity while staying within the same footprint, accommodating an increase in production without expanding the facility.

“GE’s LEAPmbr technology was the ideal choice for Procavi’s upgraded wastewater treatment plant. We were able to easily install the new equipment without increasing the facility’s footprint. Additionally, LEAPmbr was a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution that could meet Procavi’s expansion needs,” said Luis Carlos Martinez, technical director, AEMA.

Read the entire press release here.