Via Maris Desalination, a subsidiary of Global Environmental Solutions, has selected US-based NanoH2O's QuantumFlux high rejection membranes for its Palmachim desalination plant expansion project in Israel.
Via Maris, which owns and operates the Palmachim plant, has purchased NanoH2O's QuantumFlux for an existing 36,000m³ capacity seawater reverse osmosis (RO) train.
The company will commission two additional trains in 2013 and all the three trains together will produce a total of 110,000m³ of potable water per day.
Via Maris Palmachim desalination plant manager Avner Hermony said the company carried out small scale pilot tests for a year and full scale operation of the initial 36,000m³ per day train for eight months, using the QuantumFlux membranes.
"Given that experience, we will now add two more trains of Qfx membranes by the end of 2013," Hermony added.
NanoH2O Sales and Marketing vice president Nicholas Dyner said the contract is a significant milestone for the company.
"Within a year of our official launch into the membrane desalination market, we have demonstrated impressive acceleration in product development and manufacturing capacity," Dyner added.
"Palmachim is one of the ten largest seawater RO plants in the world and we are honored to have been chosen as a membrane supplier and to assist Palmachim in their expansion efforts."
Image: NanoH2O to provide its QuantumFlux high rejection membranes for expansion of Palmachim desalination plant in Israel. Photo: Courtesy of Tysto.