Asahi Kasei's Microzaâ¢ hollow-fiber membrane selected for desalination plant in Kuwait
Asahi Kasei's Microzaâ¢ hollow-fiber membrane selected for desalination plant in Kuwait 11 minutes ago | 64 Views â" the companyâs largest order for water filtration membranes â"
TOKYO--(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)-- Microzaâ¢ hollow-fiber membrane for water treatment from Asahi Kasei was selected as pretreatment membrane for the Doha Phase 1 reverse osmosis (RO)1 seawater desalination plant to be built near Kuwait City by Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, a major Korean plant construction company.
The Asahi Kasei membrane treatment capacity for this project is scheduled to be 610,000 tons per day, representing the largest hollow-fiber filtration membrane order received by Asahi Kasei.
Many RO plants for seawater desalination are planned in Kuwait and other countries of the Middle East to address chronic shortages of fresh water, with microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF) membranes including Asahi Kaseiâs Microzaâ¢ being adopted as pretreatment membrane.
In addition to being widely used around the world in the fields of potable water production, wastewater treatment, and water recycling, Microzaâ¢ has a growing track record as pretreatment membrane for RO in the Middle East. Microzaâ¢ was selected for the Doha Phase 1 Plant in recognition of its outstanding performance and reliable operation, and Asahi Kasei will actively continue to focus on meeting growing demand in the Middle East.
Outline of the Doha Phase 1 Plant
Location: Doha, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Capacity: 610,000 tons/day (Asahi Kasei membrane)
Concessionaire: Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water
Contractor: Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd.
Based on Asahi Kaseiâs original membrane-f ormation technology, Microzaâ¢ hollow-fiber membrane made of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) exhibits outstanding physical strength and chemical resistance, with high filtration performance as well as long-term durability in water treatment applications exceeding competing PVDF membranes. Asahi Kasei is one of the worldâs leading suppliers of hollow-fiber membrane and systems for water treatment, with its Microzaâ¢ membrane used at over 1,600 plants worldwide. In the United States market for membrane-process potable water clarification systems, the worldâs largest, Microzaâ¢ holds the leading share. Adoption of Microzaâ¢ has also been growing firmly in many countries which face water shortages and growing needs for improved water quality, including China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Middle Eastern countries. Asahi Kasei will continue to contribute to solutions for a wide range of environmental problems related to water resources throughout the world.
1 A me thod of producing fresh water by removing salt ions from seawater with a special membrane at high pressure.
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Asahi Kasei Corporation
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Phone +81-3296-6249 (Mobile:+82-10-6413-1865)
Source: Asahi Kasei Corporation
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