30 Nov Voltea CapDI for Treatment of Borehole Water – South Africa
Voltea’s CapDI for Treatment of Borehole Water – South Africa
Dallas, TX, December 1, 2020- Authored by Heather Leighow
Voltea, the global leader in salt-free Membrane Capacitive Deionization (CapDI©) electro-desalination technology, recently won a 1,000 m3/day (183 gpm) project to purify water for a manufacturing facility near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
As their largest Industrial Series (IS) System sale to date, Voltea is proud to have won this IS-218 CapDI System for the treatment of borehole water to alleviate the customer’s dependence on the municipal water supply for their daily operations.
This customer, with Zutari as their Engineering Consultant (Zutari Website), conducted a feasibility study on the use of water treatment technology solutions to most effectively and efficiently treat the local area water. The Port Elizabeth area is known for its water scarcity issues, which precipitated Zutari to explore opportunities that would provide water security to this manufacturing facility beyond a potential day-zero.
Of the three feed water supply options; sea water, a nearby lake and an on-site borehole, the on-site borehole water supply was chosen as the most attainable solution to provide a steady source of water to the facility without the risk of affecting the local municipal water supply to the larger community.
Naturally, the on-site borehole at the facility had elevated salinity levels that required a water treatment solution.
Voltea has been delivering electro-desalination water treatment equipment to institutional, commercial and industrial customers for more than 10 years. Voltea’s CapDI© systems remove dissolved salts from water using electricity with less environmental cost than any other available technology. Voltea was recently named Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year at the 2018 Global Water Summit in Paris. Also, the company was recognized as one of the 21 Technology Pioneers 2013 at the World Economic Forum, listed in the 2011 Global Cleantech 100 and won the best new technology award at the 2010 Global Water Summit.