“Biowater Technology AS is a recommended supplier. They are positive, respond immediately and are attentive to the project requirements”
Peter Haaland, Project manager GE Healthcare.
GE Healthcare Lindesnes
Type of Plant:
Industrial – New plant
HyVAB® principal with EGSB + Biowater CFIC®
2018 Pilot, 2019 Full scale
Scope: Provide a complete new wastewater treatment plant for GE Healthcare AS Lindesnes factory, the largest global site for manufacturing of X‐ray contrast media.
Piloting: A fully containerised pilot solution was designed and constructed by Biowater to understand the degradability of
the GE wastewater streams both individually and combined, and to identify an optimal biological treatment process. The
pilot comprised separated anaerobic and aerobic reactors, PLC based control systems with HMI capable of remote monitoring
and control. Several process sensitivities including low temperatures, low pH and high salinity were overcome
through adjustment of the operational parameters. Once stabilised the pilot demonstrated the required performance
was achievable. The equipment remains retained by GE to qualify future wastewater streams for biological treatment.
Engineering: Following the success of the pilot a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study programme was developed.
The feed study aims to derisk the full‐scale contract through formal design detailing and construction planning and will be
completed in Q4 2018. Financial opportunities including Enova are being reviewed.
Full‐scale: The project requires a processing capacity of up to 1200 kg/h COD with turnkey biological treatment package by
Biowater, construction completion and start up in Q4 2019.
A system comprising an Expanded Granular Sludge Bed (EGSB anaerobic) + Biowater Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning (CFIC® aerobic, Biowater’s latest innovation on MBBR technology) (Fig. 1).
The system contains anaerobic and aerobic reactors in series designed to function identically to Biowater HyVAB® technology in performance, due to physical size and the ability to vary parameters in each stage. This provides the required flexibility for any variances in wastewater streams and potential capacity expansions.
As an ultra-high rate technology, HyVAB® offers a footprint significantly smaller than conventional treatment. This is due to an innovative tower arrangement which minimizes sludge production offering considerable saving potential to the end user.Read more...