Biwater AEWT Inc has won the contract to design and supply a new membrane desalination system for Port Hueneme in California.
The new membrane system will be installed as a replacement for an existing electro-dialysis reversal system, which has proven to be too costly to maintain and operate. When completed, the new system will deliver 1 million gallons per day of drinking water.
The new energy efficient desalination system will incorporate two separate energy recovery systems. One energy recovery system will transfer hydraulic energy from the second stage concentrate to the second stage feed. The second energy recovery system will transfer the hydraulic energy from an existing raw water bypass line to produce electrical energy to the plant.
This fast track project is due to be completed within 130 days.