In partnership with West Texas Water Infrastructure and MI Systems, we have started our first demonstration unit for small communities. West Texas Water Infrastructure invested into this first packaged plant combining CERAFILTEC’s ceramic flat-sheet membrane solution as the pre-treatment to MI System’s END desalination solution – both are high recovery, low power consumption solutions.
The Permian region has plenty of available brackish groundwater, however unusable without further treatment. The removal of high levels of iron, manganese, radioactive isotopes (via Active Cake Layer Filtration – ACLF), and bacteria are the key challenges. West Texas Water Infrastructure is a private developer focused on turning these hard-to-treat waters into new drinking water sources with highest water recovery targets and lowest possible operating costs.
According to Texas Desalination Association, Texas has more than 100 desalination plants, most are small or intermittent type facilities, and 2 large facilities with a total capacity of 132,500 m³/d (35 MGD).
WDR article Volume 57, Issue 19: https://www.desalination.com/articles/ceramic-uf-edr-treat-groundwater
NewsWest9 TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z2wpoSsZ4E&feature=youtu.be