TREVOSE, PA. — GE’s advanced water treatment technology will help purify water at IRPC Public Company Limited’s new combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Rayong, Thailand, according to a press release.  

GE's ZeeWeed 1500 ultrafiltration membranes, reverse osmosis (RO) and electrodeionization (EDI) technologies will be used to make high-quality demineralized water for boiler feed water, and to reduce the use of chemicals, stated the release.

GE will provide the technology to Toyo Thai Company Limited, which is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor on the project.

IRPC is one of the leading integrated petrochemical companies in Thailand, and its CHP plants serve petroleum and petrochemical plants at its industrial park in Rayong Province, located about 200 kilometers east of Bangkok.

Its newest plant, CHP II, will use GE pressurized hollow-fiber ultrafiltration membranes, EDI and a customized RO system to reduce chemical consumption, noted the release.

“GE’s all-encompassing water treatment technology was the right solution for our CHP II plant. We chose GE’s equipment due to its reliability of operation as well as it being less chemically intensive. The unique mix of ultrafiltration, RO and EDI will provide us with the highest reliability and quality of demineralized water for our boilers,” said Suksawat Athipunyapun, CHP II project manager, IRPC Public Company Limited.