Case Study: Wilmington, DE
Municipal Water Treatment – Drinking Water | North America: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Originally constructed in 1917, then renovated in 1933, the Brandywine Water Treatment Plant in Wilmington, Delaware required a retrofit to meet stringent drinking water standards. Furthermore, the facility needed a robust system to handle significant turbidity spikes caused by heavy rainfall. Pall Water’s Aria FLEX custom water treatment plant was selected because it was the only unit capable of achieving a recovery rate of >98% during piloting. The plant upgraded from existing conventional treatment to a new advanced system within the existing footprint.
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- Challenging Waters: Treating source water during high turbidity events
- Drinking Water Compliance: Meets drinking water standards of <0.02 NTU
- Flexible Design: Retrofitting into the existing historic building
- Increased Capacity: Can produce up to 14 MGD in peak months
- High Recovery: Achieved >98% recovery rate during piloting
The Brandywine Water Treatment Plant needed a retrofit within the existing plat footprint that could meet strict new drinking water standards and handle high turbidity events.
Following a six-month pilot study, the City of Wilmington chose to upgrade its water treatment plant with a custom-built Aria FLEX filtration system that retrofits into the allotted footprint.
The completed deployment of Pall's Aria FLEX system allowed Brandywine Water Treatment Plant to instantaneously reach a peak capacity of 14 MGD. Overall, the project resulted in the facility's ability to increase its average capacity to 7 MGD, with peak instantaneous capacity of 14 MGD.
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