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Largest European Drinking Water Plant to Feature GEs Advanced Membrane Technology Now under Construction in Popular Italian Tourist Destination - The largest drinking water purification plant in Europe to feature GEs ZeeWeed* 500 advanced water treatment technology is under construction in Ravenna, Italy (NYSE: GE)
Largest European Drinking Water Plant to Feature GEs Advanced Membrane Technology Now under Construction in Popular Italian Tourist Destination

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Ravenna, Italy, 2013/05/17 - The largest drinking water purification plant in Europe to feature GEs ZeeWeed* 500 advanced water treatment technology is under construction in Ravenna, Italy (NYSE: GE). NYSE: GE

   
 
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GEs ZeeWeed* 500 Membrane Technology to Provide Additional Potable Water for Citizens of Ravenna Province in Italy
New Plant Will Have Capacity to Treat 95 Million Liters of Water per Day, Providing Drinking Water to 400,000 People
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held Today to Celebrate

Located on the east coast of Italy, close to the Adriatic Sea and part of the Mediterranean Sea, this popular tourist destination needed a way to ensure increased water supply, as a result of repeated water shortages, and high-quality drinking water for residents and visitors.

Several years ago, Romagna Acque Societ delle Fonti SpA, the public company in charge of the water wholesale supply for Italys Romagna region, realized it needed to heavily invest in supplementing its existing water supply to ensure water always is available. The municipality selected GEs membrane technology for the project due to its ability to convert deteriorated raw source water into high-quality, safe drinking water.

Often plagued by long periods of drought that cause the reservoirs to reach critically low levels, the region turns to the Po River, the longest river in Italy, as a drinking water source. The raw water from the Po River has a high variation of solids and turbidity especially after rain, and the new drinking water plant needed a reliable method to purify the severely deteriorated incoming water.

Our regions economy depends on industrial assets and on seasonal tourists who come to Ravennas coastal area for popular beaches and historical sites. Safe and reliable drinking water is essential to ensuring visitors continue to patronize the Romagna region, said Andrea Gambi, CEO, Romagna Acque Societ delle Fonti SpA. We had been experiencing water shortages and needed to add to our reliable supply of water. Building a new drinking water plant with GEs ZeeWeed technology is the key to turning the river into a safe and dependable source of potable water.

Once operational, the new drinking water plant utilizing GEs ZeeWeed 500 technology will treat an average flow of 95 million liters per day (MLD), which is enough water to serve approximately 400,000 people. GE will provide the technology to the engineering, procurement and construction joint venture led by Torricelli S.r.l., in partnership with Degrmont SpA. Featuring 40 cassettes filled with ZeeWeed 500 modules and distributed in eight filtration trains, the new facility will be the largest potable plant of its kind in Europe using GE technology.

GE ZeeWeed 500 technology is an advanced filtration technology that separates particles, bacteria and viruses from water or wastewater. Nearly 1,000 plants worldwide use this technology to produce superior quality. Its unique ability to handle high peaks of solids and turbidity, combined with the high-efficient process and low energy and chemicals usage, makes it ideal for treating deteriorated or high variation raw water sources and always producing high and stable drinking quality water.

In recent years, Italys Romagna region has been afflicted with a limited and deteriorating water supply from conventional sources such as reservoirs and aquifers and was forced to turn to alternative water bodies, which can have severely deteriorated quality. Sophisticated water treatment processes, like GEs ZeeWeed ultrafiltration technology, are ideal for when tough, raw source water needs to be turned into potable water, said Yuvbir Singh, general manager, engineered systems water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. More and more governments and municipalities are looking into new ways to safely and reliably generate potable water, regardless of how deteriorated the original water source.

Ultrafiltration uses a semi-permeable membrane barrier to reject suspended solids, bacteria, viruses, endotoxins and other pathogens in water to produce treated water known as permeate with very high purity and low silt density. It serves as a pretreatment for surface water, seawater and biologically treated municipal effluent before reverse osmosis and other membrane water treatment systems. Ultrafiltration also is used in industry to separate suspended solids from solution. GEs ZeeWeed ultrafiltration membranes offer an unmatched combination of ultrafiltration performance, energy efficiency, durability, fast installation, ease of operation and reliability.

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About GE Power & Water
GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the worlds most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Waters six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy, Thermal Products and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GEs largest industrial business.

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