South West Water, the water utility in the Southwest of England, has signed an agreement with PWN Technologies on October 2nd, for the delivery of a Six/CeraMac pilot facility.

This facility will be commissioned in February 2013 and will be intensively tested over a 18 months period.

South West Water will examine the innovative and sustainable SIX/CeraMac technology in a detailed piloting.

Robust and compact treatment process
Chris Rockey, Science and Water Quality manager South West Water (l): "The Six/CeraMac process has been selected for detailed piloting as we believe it will provide a robust and compact treatment process producing excellent quality drinking water now and in an uncertain future."

South West Water expects that the collaboration with PWN Technologies can help to continue to provide their customers with good, safe drinking water they can trust as efficiently as possible, whilst minimizing the impact on the local (and global) environment.

First European Partner
Jonathan Clement, Director of Technology Application of PWN Technologies (r): "We are very pleased that South West Water — as our first European partner — has chosen our sustainable and cost-effective Six and CeraMac solutions. This is another major acknowledgement for this award-winning technologies. We are looking forward to working closely together with the South West Water-team."

Full scale pre treatment in Anijk, the Netherlands
PWN Technologies is involved in the construction of a full-scale pre-treatment installation based on SIX (Suspended Ion eXchange) and CeraMac in Andijk, the Netherlands, that will become operational end 2013.This new treatment process will produce water of a better quality, but will also have a lower energy consumption (30%) and lower environmental load (using a natural resin instead of ferric chloride sulfate).

Minimizing set-up and operating costs
CeraMac is an innovative block design that marks a new era in the application of ceramic membranes in treatment for drinking water. The key design feature of CeraMac is that rather than having ceramic membrane modules in individual stainless steel casings, up to 200 ceramic elements can now be housed in a single stainless steel vessel.

With a significant reduction in materials usage and plant size, this sustainable innovation minimises the set-up and operating costs of using ceramic membranes to a level that is cost-competitive with legacy polymeric membranes.

Read also: PWN Technologies to build its largest SIX CeraMac-plant in Andijk the netherlands, December 30th, 2011.

PWN Technologies' demo plant with ceramic membrane at the Choa Chu Kang Waterworks of PUB Singapore National Water Agency.

This news release was originally published on the website of PWN Technologies.

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Velserbroek, the Netherlands
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