Progressive Water Treatment modernises power plant's boiler feedwater treatment system in Ohio


Dallas-based Progressive Water Treatment, a fully-owned unit of OriginClear, has modernised and expanded a large Northeast Ohio power plant's boiler feedwater treatment system, thereby doubling capacity to 800 gallons per minute (GPM).

For PWT, this is the third large power plant project to be designed and built by it in 2016, thereby taking the total of such orders this year to approximately $3.5m.

Earlier, PWT upgraded the power plant to a modern ultrafiltration system that saves money and boosts the quality of the feed stream.

PWT president Marc Stevens said: "The aging systems in these power plants just have to be replaced.

"The benefit is that new technology brings significant improvements in water quality and reduction in operational costs.

"The key is ultrafiltration. The latest technology costs less to install and run, and because it can also remove particles as small as a virus, it provides a superior, pretreated feed stream to final stage processes such as reverse osmosis and deionization."

OriginClear CEO Riggs Eckelberry said: "Fresh water is no longer cheap, and increasingly we're seeing users reusing their process-water.

"We are proud to be helping users save on water costs and lower the costs of treating it."

OriginClear Group president Bill Charneski said: "PWT is gaining a reputation for complete, outstanding solutions for the end user.

"By adding more companies like PWT to the Group, we can achieve a reputation for rapid, excellent water projects through North America and eventually the world."

Progressive Water designs and manufactures a line of water treatment systems for municipal, industrial and pure water applications.

It utilises a wide range of technologies, including chemical injection, media filters, membrane, ion exchange and SCADA technology, in turnkey systems.

It serves customers in the US, Canada, Japan,  Argentina,  Middle East, etc.