PUB Singapore opens world's largest ceramic membrane water treatment plant
Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB, officially opened the newly upgraded Choa Chu Kang Waterworks (CCKWW) that houses the largest ceramic membrane system in the world. This ceramic membrane technology, CeraMac®, was developed by PWNT, subsidiary of the Dutch PWN drinking water company.
Big step for membrane technology
Singapore Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, accompanied by around 100 guests, opened the new plant on 29 August.
CEO Joke Cuperus of PWN said on the occasion: "I want to congratulate PUB on achieving this great result. The opening of this plant is of great importance for the future of water purification through membrane technology. I am proud that we have been able to contribute to that".
To keep abreast of current and new water treatment technologies, PUB, PWN and the English drinking water company South West Water (SWW) have decided to form a Utilities Alliance.
The aim of the alliance is to share knowledge about the latest innovations, operational data and best practices for ceramic membrane systems for the next five years. The water utilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the opening of CCKWW.
Four Ceramic installations
All three utilities use ceramic membrane filtration to treat and purify their water. PWN does this in its Andijk III plant in the Netherlands, SWW in its Mayflower plant in Plymouth and PUB in its CCKWW plant.
Ceramic membrane filtration is also used in EWL's Lucerne plant in Switzerland.