Asahi Kasei’s Microza membrane selected for desalination plant in Kuwait


Korean plant construction company Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction has selected Asahi Kasei’s Microza hollow-fiber as pretreatment membrane for the Doha Phase 1 reverse osmosis (RO) seawater desalination plant.

The plant will be built near Kuwait City by Doosan.

The Asahi Kasei membrane treatment capacity for the latest project is scheduled to be 610,000t per day.

Used across the world in the fields of potable water production, wastewater treatment, and water recycling, Microza is said to have a growing track record as pretreatment membrane for RO in the Middle East.

It was selected for the Doha Phase 1 Plant due to its performance and reliable operation.

Asahi Kasei noted that it will continue to focus on meeting growing demand in the Middle East.

Based on the company’s original membrane-formation technology, Microza hollow-fiber membrane made of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), exhibits good physical strength and chemical resistance.

Asahi Kasei’s Microza membrane is used at more than 1,600 plants worldwide.

Many countries facing water shortages and growing needs for improved water quality, including China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Middle Eastern countries adopt Microza.