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inge UF technology offers continued support for Philippines drinking water supplies

Posted: Tuesday 4th June 2019

In 2014, Maynilad ­ – a regional water supplier in the Philippines – decided to expand its existing 100 MLD out-to-in UF water treatment plant in Putatan in order to meet the ever-growing demand for clean water in the metropolitan area of Manila. In 2016, the new part of Putatan Water Treatment Plant 1 came online with 50 MLD of UF capacity. Equipped with inge® ultrafiltration technology, the plant supplies drinking water from the surface water of Lake Laguna de Bay near Manila.

Now, Putatan Water Treatment Plant 2 has been officially inaugurated. Built by Acciona Aqua, the new section of the facility came online in April 2019 with 180 MLD of UF capacity. Once again, inge® was chosen to deliver the UF technology, providing well in excess of 1,700 modules of the type dizzer® XL 0.9 MB 70 WT for T-Rack® 3.0. The modules are arranged in 14 trains in a direct feed configuration as a pretreatment step for reverse osmosis. This new addition to the facility is housed in a new building extending over two floors.

The German-made membranes guarantee pathogen-free water despite extremely challenging raw water conditions due to seasonal fluctuations. Mr. Greg Antonio, Maynilad’s head of water production and water supply operations, explains why they opted for inge® once again: “When the inge® UF part of Putatan Water Treatment Plant 1 came online, we were delighted with the Multibore® membranes’ performance, their sustainable cleanability and the robust overall process. So when it came to building the second treatment plant, we didn’t hesitate to use inge® UF technology again.”

inge® UF has proven its ability to deliver a stable and reliable supply of drinking water, maintaining operation at design conditions even with fluctuating feed water quality. The success of the original plant convinced our customer to use Multibore® technology for the 180 MLD plant extension, which will be delivering drinking water to 1.8 million residents on a daily basis for many years to come. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

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