Maximising Water Recovery in Potable Water Treatment

June 11, 2024

Conserving water plays a crucial role when designing a treatment facility that provides drinking water to a community.

Many treatment processes produce backwash water that is generated from cleaning of filtration systems. Recovery of backwash water can increase the overall plant’s water balance if it is not further treated.

“We are currently providing backwash water recovery systems that employ our VeeMax® Thickener technology for some larger water treatment plants in Queensland. The thickener will be provided with mechanical sludge dewatering to effectively manage the solids stream produced in the process, and to build resilience in operations, particularly during wet weather. The recovered backwash water will be returned to the head of works for further treatment.

For solids management we are using our HUBER QPRESS® technology, which we have successfully applied to other potable water plants. We also provide the solids outloading systems as part of a fully integrated package” says Luis Bastos, CEO of Hydroflux Epco Pty Ltd.

VeeMax® Thickeners can be provided either as free standing prefabricated systems or as concrete tanks with the internals fitted via a bridge system. Diameters can range from 2 through to 15 metres, with side wall depths from 1 to 4.5 metres.

To learn more please CLICK HERE or contact us on 09 352 2052, or email [email protected].

VeeMax® is a registered trademark of Hydroflux Epco Pty Ltd.

About the Hydroflux Group

The Hydroflux Group aims to deliver the highest level of engineering and scientific know-how to the emerging issues of sustainability, climate adaptation and environmental protection with a specific focus on water and wastewater.

As part of its vision and mission, Hydroflux has always taken its climate responsibility seriously. In 2022, Hydroflux became Australia’s first water treatment and technology company to achieve Climate Active carbon neutral certification for its organisation and products. It knows that partnering with customers and clients is the most significant impact it can have in its journey. The Group employs over 100 staff and operates throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, with office locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Suva and Portsmouth.

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