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Comparing MBR & SBR Technologies

Monday, October 17th, 2016

While there are similarities between MBR and SBR (both are forms of the activated sludge process), there is one fundamental difference – the method of separating the mixed liquor from the treated wastewater.  SBR technology relies on gravity settling (or phase separation), while MBR technology uses the membrane as a physical barrier for separation.  On the surface this may seem like a subtle difference, however, by using a physical barrier for separation, MBR technology provides numerous advantages.

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Containerised Water Treatment Unit

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Published on Sep 4, 2016

Syngineering have been developing a new range of containerised VSEP units that fit inside a 40 foot shipping container. The systems also include a reverse osmosis option that when combined with the VSEP system, will produce water that complies with the Australian and New Zealand drinking water standards.  These containerised systems are ideal for a wide range of applications including landfill leachate, effluent treatment, coal seam gas, drilling mud treatment and many more.

Leachate Samples using VSEP system combined with Reverse Osmosis

Leachate Samples using VSEP system combined with Reverse Osmosis

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VSEP Solves Landfill Leachate in Columbia

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The City of Buga in Colombia has a small landfill that serves the entire city. There was only a very small space left for putting trash and the projection was that it would run out of space in about 4 months. The Presidente Landfill asked authorities to open a new area on its property for trash disposal. The regulators told them that in order to give them a permit, they must install equipment to treat the landfill leachate. In addition, the existing storage ponds for leachate were nearly at capacity. Production of more Leachate would have required construction of more storage ponds.

A gas to energy project is also planned for this site. The first phase would be gas extraction with flares to burn the gas. The next phase would be installation of electrical gas-fired   generators   to   make   electricity. Prior to getting permitting for this project, leachate treatment was also required. While the trash in the landfill needs to be moist so that   bacteria   can   convert   organics   to methane, there cannot be too much liquid (leachate) in the trash or the rate of gas extraction would be impaired.

Process Description

A full –scale VSEP system was installed at this site using three of the large 84” VSEP modules. Since the filtrate would be used for land irrigation, only a single pass with RO was required. Other VSEP installations would also include a second stage RO spiral polishing system to make water that would meet surface water discharge requirements.  But in this case, Ammonia, COD, and other contaminants were sufficiently removed with just one pass through the VSEP RO system.

For more information click Syngineering – Buga Columbia Landfill Leachate

Syngineering Completes Water Treatment Plant Design

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Well done to the Syngineering projects team who have completed and submitted the final water treatment plant design in record time.  From contract to final design in a few short months, now for the Syngineering construction and commissioning team to take over and get the plant built.

VSEP Water Treatement Plant Design

VSEP Water Treatement Plant Design for a landfill leachate application in New Zealand.