Driven by the demand for continuous process improvements to increase plant efficiency and lower customer costs, power plants around the world are striving to upgrade conventional water treatment systems. One way they are achieving this is by employing reliable membrane technologies such as microfiltration. During the VGB Conference “ Chemistry in Power Plants 2012” (October 24 th-25 th) in Hamburg, Germany, Bernhard Doll, vice president of industrial water marketing at Pall, and Ram Venkatadri, Ph.D., global marketing manager at Pall, will outline examples of the latest membrane technologies that can help power plants reduce costs, improve processes, and optimize water footprint.
The Pall Aria (TM) Mobile Water Treatment System is fully automated for 180 m³/h (800gpm) flow.
“Chemistry in Power Plants 2012” is an international conference and exhibition for operators of energy utilities and industrial power plants. Mr. Doll’s and Dr. Venkatadri’s presentations will take place on October 25 th.
“Today’s power plants are under significant pressure to meet both environmental and economic demands,” said Mr. Doll. “Pall’s technology gives them the opportunity to not only meet increasingly stringent regulations, but to save money in the process.”
Continued success for power plants is dependent on a number of factors including regulatory limitations on heavy metals, community acceptance, efficient machinery and processes, and resource availability. In particular, significant volumes of water are required for cooling, boiler feed water, and scrubber make-up.The Pall AriaTM system, a cornerstone of Pall’s water treatment solutions portfolio, utilizes unique hollow fiber membranes with outstanding regeneration capabilities that cost-effectively produce high-quality water. The robust fibers also help ensure consistent system performance and reliability. “With hundreds of Pall Aria TM membrane water treatment system installations worldwide, Pall has gained tremendous expertise in water treatment in power plants as well as many other industrial and municipal sites,” adds Mr. Doll. “Power plants will benefit from technology designed to meet their specific water treatment needs.” Mr. Doll and Dr. Venkatadri will present three separate case studies highlighting laundry waste water treatment, improvements in boiler feed water quality, and improved economics in cooling tower blowdown water treatment.