BASF’s ultrafiltration business secures major contract in India

Posted: Friday 28th November 2014

inge GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF SE and technology leader in ultrafiltration (UF) membranes, has secured the biggest project in company’s history and will supply high-capacity ultrafiltration technology for a desalination plant in Jamnagar (India). More than 4,000 modules from the T-Rack®3.0 series will provide 450,000 cubic meters of pretreated water per day to one of the country's largest oil refineries.

The desalination plant is built by IDE Technologies, one of the world’s leading water treatment specialists, and will use inge® UF to protect the sensitive reverse osmosis membranes and to minimize the energy footprint of the plant. After multiple sea water pretreatment steps, the desalination plant will deliver up to 170,000 cubic meters of process water per day. “Onsite pilot testing confirmed that our T-Rack® 3.0 ultrafiltration modules meet the very demanding performance requirements in terms of process stability, filtrate quality and yield, especially during the monsoon period,” explains inge® CEO Bruno Steis. “Our unique technology delivers a continuous supply of pre-filtered water at a consistently high quality level independent of seasonal fluctuations with high turbidity, thereby helping to reduce the plant's energy and operating cost significantly.”

The German-made modules are scheduled for delivery by the end of this year. The entire desalination plant is scheduled for commissioning in 2015 and represents one of the biggest ultrafiltration plants currently being built anywhere in the world. “The Jamnagar project is a landmark in our company’s history. It demonstrates that inge® ultrafiltration membrane technology delivers exceptional performance at large-scale for multiple industries in need of innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions for water filtration,” emphasizes Bruno Steis. Professional water treatment and environmentally beneficial water recycling are taking on increasing importance, particularly in water-stressed regions. inge® ultrafiltration technology helps in promoting the sustainable use of the valuable resource water.

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