U.S. Koch Membrane Selected As Russian Oil Refinery Replacement Supplier

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Technology and Energy

SOURCE: http://www.waterworld.com/articles/2014/11/koch-membrane-systems-to-provide-puron-mbr-modules-for-oil-refinery-in-russia.html

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Russia oil refinery to receive advanced membrane bioreactors for WWTP upgrade


WILMINGTON, MA, Nov. 13, 2014 — Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a developer and manufacturer of innovative membranes systems, has been selected to provide its PURON® MBR (membrane bioreactor) modules for a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) upgrade at a refinery in Russia.

With startup scheduled for 2015, the system is designed for an average flow of 24,000 cubic meters per day (6.3 million gallons per day, or MGD), with peaks of up to 28,800 m³/d (7.6 MGD).

The existing conventional WWTP at the large oil refinery had to be replaced by an MBR system to meet tightened discharge regulations. Ninety percent of the wastewater fed into the system is industrial, while the remaining 10 percent is sanitary wastewater generated by the refinery’s camps and offices.

KMS’ submerged PURON modules were selected because of their energy-efficient design, small footprint requirements and the company’s engineering support during the bidding and project phase. The customer was also impressed with the strong braided fiber, which reduces the risk of fiber breakage.

KMS’ scope of supply includes the PURON PSH1500 membrane modules, all pumps and blowers and the complete equipment package for the bioreactors with fine-bubble diffused aeration, mixers and circulation pumps. Also included are complete MBR plant instrumentation, process logic control, motor control cabinet, and chemical dosing systems, as well as installation and commissioning assistance.

Russia’s water quality improvement program is creating a growing demand for MBR installations. The new water treatment plant will be one of the larger MBR references for KMS in the country, with others to follow.


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