Municipal wastewater treatment
Municipal wastewater treatment has to ensure that the wastewater is of good quality prior to discharge into the environment. This means that nutrients, such as organics, nitrogen, and phosphate have to be reduced to acceptable levels in municipal wastewater treatment options. If the wastewater is discharged to waters used for recreational purposes, it is also important that the water is free of microbiological contamination. X-Flow Xiga or Aquaflex membranes provide a chemical-free alternative for removal of microbiology in municipal wastewater treatment.
If a small footprint is required because of space limitations, our membrane bioreactor (MBR) membranes can replace traditional clarifiers, while minimizing the size of the activated sludge bioreactors in municipal wastewater treatment. The MBR membranes separate the sludge from the effluent and guarantee a full removal of microbiology.
Municipal wastewater treatment for reuse of reclamation
Many communities are using effluent for non-potable purposes, such as irrigation and industrial use. This decreases the demand on potable water sources, so the dwindling supplies of potable water can be put to better use.
Reuse applications in municipal wastewater treatment do require that the water is treated to a high standard, although not to that for potable water treatment. This can mean that the water has to be crystal clear (free of turbidity) or even low in mineral content. X-Flow’s Xiga and Aquaflex membranes will remove all turbidity, providing clear water. If a RO process is required to lower the mineral content of the water, the ultrafiltration will protect the RO membranes and will guarantee a long trouble free operation of the RO system.