dws-biothane-mars-poland-m-and-m-770pxVeolia Biothane and Pentair X-Flow have signed an agreement for supply of the Ultra Filtration part of the anaerobic membrane bio-reactor (MBR) project at the Mars facility in Poland.

This agreement is the second success for Veolia Biothane's Memthane Anaerobic MBR at Mars in just a short period of time, following the Mars Veghel project in the Netherlands where Anaerobic MBR was selected since it showed to be more sustainable compared with conventional anaerobic technologies.

The wastewater treatment plant will come into operation at the beginning of 2014.

dws-biothane-mars-poland-von-hollen-franklin-350pxSigning of agreement at Aquatech Amsterdam 2013 by Jürgen von Hollen (left) of Pentair and Rob Frankin (right) of Biothane.

Milestone in Europe
Henk Schonewille, Director sales engineered systems, Pentair Advanced Water Technologies: "We are proud to have signed our third agreement with Veolia Biothane for the supply of the UF technology for the three Memthane projects in Europe.

Dennis Korthout, Business Development Manager Europe, Veolia Biothane "This contract is for us a milestone in Europe. The recent successes with the Memthane Anaerobic MBR to global leading food companies as Mars, are a clear sign of the economical and sustainable benefits of the technology."

Combination of Memthane and X-Flow UF
The new Memthane technology is based on an anaerobic reactor in combination with Pentair's X-Flow ultrafiltration membranes. In the Memthane reactor the wastewater from Mars is biologically treated and converted into high calorific biogas. The treated effluent and biomass are separated by means of ultrafiltration units. The biomass is recycled back to the Memthane reactor.

By one single process stage the wastewater is almost completely purified. The final effluent is discharged to sewer, or can be reused. With a higher biogas yield than any other comparable process (99 precent removal of incoming COD) Memthane Anaerobic MBR is financially and sustainably favorable over conventional technologies.

dws-biothane-mars-poland-memthane-350px  Anaerobic MBR is Memthane technology combined with .... dws-biothane-mars-poland-uf-skid-x-flow-350px X-Flow ultrafiltration technology.

Aquatech award
The Anaerobic MBR process - a joint innovation between Veolia Biothane and Pentair - was awarded with the Aquatech Innovation Award 2013 for wastewater treatment. Veolia and Pentair have a global agreement for exclusive cooperation to develop and sell the Anaerobic MBR technology, called Memthane.

Anaerobic MBR provides a new solution to treat high-strength and high-solid waste streams found in industries such as distilleries, dairies and bio-ethanol producers, combining anaerobic digestion and membrane separation to generate biogas.

About Pentair X-Flow
Pentair delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers' diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2012 pro forma revenues of approximately $8 billion, Pentair employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.

Within the Pentair portfolio, Dutch-based X-Flow develops and supplies pioneering membrane technology for global municipal and industrial markets. Its world-class technology includes membranes, modules and systems for filtration and purification processes for ranging from municipalities, oil - gas, mining to food & beverage.

About Veolia Biothane
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is specialized in technical solutions and design & build projects for water and wastewater treatment, for industrial and municipal clients. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of 2.4 billion euro in 2012.

Within the Veolia portfolio, Dutch-based Biothane is specialized in anaerobic technologies for industrial wastewater treatment. Biothane has more than 35 years of extensive experience and constructed 530 installations in more thane 40 coutnries worldwide.

This news item was originally published on the website of  Veolia Biothane.

More information
Pentair X-Flow
Enschede, the Netherlands
+31 53 428 73 50

Veolia Biothane
Delft, the Netherlands
+31 15 2700103