The increasing requirement to provide barriers to pathogens and other contaminants of concern in water treatment, as to minimise public health risks, has brought about increased use of membrane technologies.
We have provided a high recovery three stage reverse osmosis system at Avoca which is fully containerised and able to operate on high silica levels for drinking water in the township.
We recently provided five (5) micro-filtration plants at Goulburn Valley Water to upgrade the drinking water quality that minimised the risk of giardia and crypotosporidium.
Industrial Process Water:
Our membrane experience for industrial feedwater includes a large number of reverse osmosis projects for treatment of wastewater from breweries, the food industry and for pulp & paper.
The Castlemaine Brewery Recycling Project in Milton, Brisbane includes a reverse osmosis plant built by Aquatec Maxcon. It is a three stage system and uses microfiltration as pretreatment.
Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Process Water:
We have built a number of gas installations and water containerised treatment plants for Shell and Origin Energy in the Coal Seam Gas market. We are the sole provider of micro-turbines from Capstone which supply the well head power to operate the membrane treatment plants.
Our latest integrated UF-RO system in Moranbah will provide water 2 ML/d for irrigation use.
Wastewater Reuse and Sewage Treatment:
The ever increasing pressure on existing fresh water resources results in a need to maximise the usage of wastewater. Our experienced team was responsible for the design and installation of the MF/RO plant at Wynum STP, which delivered Class A water up to 5 MLD for Brisbane City Council.
As the cost of water increases, water mining is becoming more feasible. We have designed and supplied installations where sewage is treated by incorporating submerged membranes. MBR's have been used successfully in combination with UV to produce a Class A effluent in water mining trials.
Our Trojan UV system has been accredited with Class A as part of the Werribee and Eastern Treatment Recycle Water Scheme for Melbourne Water. This system is recognised for its additional pathogen removal of giardia and crytosporidium. This installation is accredited by DHS and entails our Kubota Membrane Bioreactor and ultraviolet technology.
Aquatec Maxcon offers fully integrated systems using either microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF) or reverse osmosis (RO).
Our designs incorporate hollow fibre MF or UF membranes, supplied in modular skids which allow for easy staging as capacity increases.
We design and supply immersed membranes for existing wastewater plants, or new facilities. We are the leading MBR provider in the Australasian region, with an unmatched and proven performance status. Aquatec Maxcon has over 25 membrane installations in Australia and New Zealand.
We designed and constructed the first commercial scale MBR in Australasia for Townsville CitiWater at Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island. The project received an Engineering Excellence Award in 2003, demonstrating its state of the art technology and capability.
Pilot Plant Capability:
Aquatec Maxcon has modern membrane pilot plants that are fully transportable and can be readily located at sites for pilot trials. The plant is equipped with the latest communication and process control equipment for remote monitoring.
Services include treatability studies, chemical dosing optimisation, and development of plant operating requirements.