BOCA RATON, FL, Jan. 12, 2010 -- Water Treatment Systems, Inc and Water Management Group Inc. have begun the first phase of manufacture for an 800,000 GPD reverse osmosis based water treatment plant that will feature (nearly) "Zero Liquid Discharge" of the wastewater concentrate from the RO systems.
RO concentrate water that is to be discharged to a sewer system has been reduced to only approximately 36,000 GPD. That is a design recovery of greater than 95%.
"In many parts of the country, and indeed worldwide, golf course managers struggle with the problems of availability, cost or quality of water for irrigation of their golf course" said Jeff Dunn, President of WTS. "Reverse Osmosis has solved the problem of utilizing brackish ground water and many Golf Clubs have planned to purchase and install their own RO WTP's only to run directly into a huge obstacle. The problem is finding a suitable location to send the RO concentrate water and obtaining the necessary permits. RO concentrate water which is considered 'industrial waste' by the DER and EPA." The lower the amount of RO concentrate, the smaller the problem is.
"The original design called for total liquid discharge with the use of evaporators as the final treatment phase. But our client was fortunate to obtain permitting for approximately 5% of the concentrate thus eliminating the evaporative phase which saved about a million dollars" said Jeff Dunn. "Our zero liquid discharge design using membrane systems is a low cost opportunity for golf clubs everywhere."
About Water Treatment Systems Inc.
Water Treatment Systems Inc. (WTS) provides a wide range of reverse osmosis technical services and equipment for OEMs, engineers, industrial, commercial and municipal clients. Staffed with highly skilled service technicians, applications and membrane process design professionals, WTS has the capability to handle all of the technical challenges that membrane process systems may present. WTS is a "hands on" company servicing municipal water treatment plants, pharmaceutical and electronics high purity water systems, bottled water systems, boiler treatment systems, industrial wastewater pretreatment plants, managing new installations, installing and commissioning sea water desalination plants, golf course irrigation systems, operating, testing, sampling for pilot plant studies and much more.